There are 4 ways to get from San Diego to Kansas City by plane, bus, train or car

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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 32 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

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

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

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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.

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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 32 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Kansas City is 1342 miles. The road distance is 1705.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 20 min and costs $150 - $410.

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

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

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San Diego to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $150 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $410 and takes 36 h 20 min, you could also train, which costs $250 - $800 and takes 37 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1342.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
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 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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 18 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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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