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

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Fly  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Kansas City (MCI) PIT - MCI

$185 - $905

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Bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$80 - $210

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Train  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$140 - $391

Drive  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Kansas City 844.7 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 56 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Kansas City is 784 miles. The road distance is 844.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 17 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Pittsburgh to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 56 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 783.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 17 h 56 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Kansas City is 1 h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 10:22 AM in Pittsburgh and 9:22 AM in Kansas City.

Pittsburgh to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Kansas City is 845 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 8 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Kansas City.

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

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Book your Pittsburgh to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs .

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