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

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Fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Kansas City (MCI) SEA - MCI

$155 - $425

3 alternative options

Bus  •  41 h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Sioux Falls, SD 702
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Kansas City, MO 501

$301 - $493

Train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Kansas City, MO 803

$307 - $784

Drive  •  28 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Kansas City 1901.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Kansas City is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Kansas City is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Missoula, MT, Billings, MT and Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h.

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The distance between Seattle and Kansas City is 1512 miles. The road distance is 1901.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 41 h and costs $300 - $500.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Seattle to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Seattle to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $500 and takes 41 h.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Seattle to Kansas City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Kansas City, MO station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1511.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines fly from Seattle to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Kansas City via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, and Sioux Falls, SD in around 41 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
37 h 3 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

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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Kansas City is 2 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 8:16 PM in Seattle and 10:16 PM in Kansas City.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Kansas City is 1902 miles. It takes approximately 28 h 59 min to drive from Seattle to Kansas City.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2 - $4.

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