There are 8 ways to get from Sacramento to Kansas City by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Sacramento  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Kansas City (MCI) SMF - MCI

$204 - $904

Cheapest option

Bus to San Francisco, fly  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Kansas City (MCI) SFO - MCI

$184 - $794

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Train to Oakland, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Kansas City (MCI) OAK - MCI

$198 - $541

Train, bus  •  42 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Barstow Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Barstow, Ca to Victorville, Ca
  4. Take the train from Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center to Kansas City Amtrak

Bus  •  44 h

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  3. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Kansas City, Mo

$200 - $512

Train, shuttle, bus  •  45 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501

$298 - $761

Train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$302 - $924

Drive  •  26 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Kansas City 1729.9 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Kansas City is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Kansas City is to fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sacramento to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Sacramento, Ca and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sacramento to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Sacramento Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Sacramento and Kansas City is 1452 miles. The road distance is 1729.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Kansas City without a car is to train and bus which takes 42 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Sacramento to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Sacramento to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Sacramento, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Kansas City is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $200 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $550 and takes 44 h, you could also train, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 2 days 2 h.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1452.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Sacramento to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Kansas City via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv in around 44 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Kansas City via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
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 Sacramento Amtrak to Oakland Coliseum Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Bakersfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Victorville Victor Valley Transit Center to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$370 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$450 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,100
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak
Ave. Duration
38 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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 Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Barstow, Ca to Victorville, Ca
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Bakersfield Amtrak to Barstow Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kansas City is 2 h ahead of Sacramento. It is currently 9:49 PM in Sacramento and 11:49 PM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Kansas City is 1730 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 3 min to drive from Sacramento to Kansas City.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your Sacramento to Kansas City train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Sacramento to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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