There are 4 ways to get from San Diego 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 49 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Kansas City (MCI) SAN - MCI

$154 - $504

3 alternative options

Bus  •  36 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca 7000 / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo 1684

$157 - $408

Train  •  37 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$250 - $765

Drive  •  26 h 2 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Kansas City 1705.3 miles

$160 - $250

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Kansas City via San Bernardino, Ca in around 36 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Albuquerque
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
32 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $240
Flexible
$280 - $370

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Kansas City?

The distance between San Diego and Kansas City is 2147 km. The road distance is 2728 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Kansas City?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Kansas City is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Kansas City?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $150 - $550.

Is there a direct train between San Diego and Kansas City?

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 53 min.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Kansas City?

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via San Bernardino, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Kansas City?

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from San Diego to Kansas City, including transfers.