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There are 5 ways to get from Omaha to Lawrence by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence 7321 / ...

$53 - $82

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Night bus, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence 7321 / ...

$49 - $76

3 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Omaha Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak Southwest Chief

$107 - $286

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Omaha to Lawrence 208.1 miles

$20 - $30

Fly  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Kansas City (MCI) OMA - MCI

$220 - $944

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The cheapest way to get from Omaha to Lawrence is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Omaha to Lawrence is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Omaha to Lawrence. However, there are services departing from Omaha, NE and arriving at Lawrence via Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Omaha to Lawrence. However, there are services departing from Omaha Amtrak and arriving at Lawrence Amtrak via Galesburg Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 48 min.

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The distance between Omaha and Lawrence is 163 miles. The road distance is 208.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Lawrence without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $50 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Omaha to Lawrence, including transfers.

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Omaha to Lawrence bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Omaha, NE station.

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Omaha to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Omaha Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Lawrence is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $50 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 13 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs $220 - $950 and takes 6 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Omaha to Lawrence.
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  • Distance: 163.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Omaha, NE, USA and Lawrence, KS, USA?

You can take a bus from Omaha to Lawrence via Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Mo in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Omaha to Lawrence via Galesburg Amtrak in around 13 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Omaha Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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There is no direct flight from Omaha Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Omaha to Lawrence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lawrence station.

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Omaha to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lawrence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Omaha to Lawrence is 208 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Omaha to Lawrence.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Omaha Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Lawrence. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Omaha to Omaha Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2.

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