There are 4 ways to get from Phoenix to Kansas City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Kansas City (MCI) PHX - MCI

$264 - $654

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Bus  •  29 h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Oklahoma City, Ok 1342 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Kansas City, Mo 7322 / ...

$136 - $338

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  28 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az 1364
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$180 - $516

Drive  •  20 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Kansas City 1365.2 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Kansas City is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 20 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Kansas City is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Oklahoma City, Ok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h.

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The distance between Phoenix and Kansas City is 1054 miles. The road distance is 1365.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Kansas City without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 34 min and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Phoenix to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $260 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 29 h.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Phoenix to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1053.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Phoenix to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Kansas City via Oklahoma City, Ok in around 29 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Phoenix to Kansas City via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Phoenix to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
24 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $410
Business Coach Seat
$340 - $470
Room
$600 - $900
Bus operators
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 Phoenix, Az to Flagstaff, Az
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Oklahoma City, Ok
Ave. Duration
21 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
Bus from Oklahoma City, Ok to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Oklahoma City, OK to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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jeffersonlines.com

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