There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Kansas City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 37 min

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

$164 - $395

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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

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Train to Charlotte, fly  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Kansas City (MCI) CLT - MCI

$232 - $1,045

Train  •  32 h 43 min

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

$218 - $635

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  38 h 10 min

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

$237 - $672

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Kansas City 1078 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

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 and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 43 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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The best way to get from Raleigh to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Raleigh to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 32 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 908.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
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 to Chicago Union Station
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 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
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
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 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

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 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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Kansas City is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 6:56 PM in Raleigh and 5:56 PM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Kansas City is 1078 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 53 min to drive from Raleigh to Kansas City.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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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 Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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