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

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Fly

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Kansas City (MCI)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Downtown Salt Lake to Green River
  2. Take the bus from Green River to Kansas City

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City to Denver
  2. Take the bus from Denver to Kansas City

Train

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City

Drive

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Kansas City

Salt Lake City to Kansas City by bus

The bus journey time between Salt Lake City and Kansas City is around 24h 35m and covers a distance of around 1154 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Salt Lake Express and Greyhound USA, the Salt Lake City to Kansas City bus service departs from Downtown Salt Lake and arrives in Kansas City. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
24h 35m Average Duration
$126 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City is to train and bus, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 27h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City is to fly which costs $100 - $360 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Downtown Salt Lake and arriving at Kansas City via Green River. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salt Lake City to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City and arriving at Kansas City via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 35m.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Kansas City is 928 miles. The road distance is 1078 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 24h 35m and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Kansas City bus services, operated by Salt Lake Express, depart from Downtown Salt Lake station.

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

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs $100 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 24h 35m, you could also train, which costs $210 - $300 and takes 46h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 928.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Green River in around 24h 35m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City to Denver
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Train from Salt Lake City to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Premium
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $460
Business Seat
$330 - $470
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Downtown Salt Lake to Green River
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
One Way Child (2-12 yr)
$30 - $45
One Way Adult (13+ yr)
$40 - $60
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 Green River to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
Bus from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $90
Flexible
$95 - $140

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 21m.

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Salt Lake City to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City station.

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Kansas City is 1h ahead of Salt Lake City. It is currently 7:07 AM in Salt Lake City and 8:07 AM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Kansas City is 1078 miles. It takes approximately 16h 11m to drive from Salt Lake City to Kansas City.

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

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There are 225+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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