There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to Kansas City by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Kansas City (MCI) RDU - MCI

$164 - $395

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo

$122 - $321

3 alternative options

Train  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$218 - $635

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  38 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$237 - $672

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Kansas City 1078 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Kansas City is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Kansas City is to fly which costs $160 - $400 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Kansas City is 908 miles. The road distance is 1078 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Raleigh to Kansas City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Kansas City via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, and Columbus, Oh in around 30 h 18 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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