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There are 6 ways to get from Topeka to Arkansas by bus, plane, night bus, train or car

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Bus to Manhattan, fly to Texarkana

  1. Take the bus from Topeka to Manhattan
  2. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Texarkana (TXK)

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Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Topeka to Kansas City
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR

Night bus to Kansas City, fly to Little Rock

  1. Take the night bus from Topeka to Kansas City
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Little Rock (LIT)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Topeka to Kansas City
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR

Train

  1. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Kansas City
  2. Take the train from Kansas City to St. Louis
  3. Take the train from St. Louis to Little Rock Union Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Topeka to Little Rock

Topeka to Arkansas by train

The train journey time between Topeka and Arkansas is around 22h 22m and covers a distance of around 691 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 22m. The fastest train normally takes 22h 22m. Operated by Amtrak, the Topeka to Arkansas train service departs from Topeka Amtrak Station and arrives in Little Rock Union Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
15h
Layover time:
7h 22m
Total time:
22h 22m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
22h 22m
Train distance:
691 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$111
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:40
Last train departs at:
04:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Topeka to Arkansas train schedules

Topeka → Arkansas
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arkansas is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Arkansas is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Arkansas is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Topeka to Arkansas is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Topeka to Arkansas is to bus and fly which costs $350 - $1,100 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Topeka to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Topeka and arriving at Markham & Scott via Kansas City, MO and Washington & Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Topeka station to Arkansas station. However, there are services departing from Topeka Amtrak Station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station via Kansas City and St. Louis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h.

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The distance between Topeka and Arkansas is 321 miles. The road distance is 480.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Arkansas without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 11h 29m and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Topeka to Arkansas, including transfers.

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Topeka to Arkansas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Topeka station.

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Topeka to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Topeka Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Arkansas is to bus which takes 12h 35m and costs $70 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 17h.

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Map of how to get from Topeka to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 321.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Topeka, KS, USA and Arkansas, USA?

You can take a bus from Topeka to Little Rock via Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, Little Rock, AR, Washington & Main, and River Cities Center in around 12h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Topeka to Little Rock via Kansas City and St. Louis in around 17h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to Texarkana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Manhattan to Texarkana via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $440
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 Topeka Amtrak Station to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Kansas City to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from St. Louis to Little Rock Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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 Topeka to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$30 - $45
Night bus from Topeka to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to Texarkana Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 44m and has one stopover.

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Topeka to Arkansas bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Little Rock, AR station.

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Topeka to Arkansas train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Topeka to Arkansas is 481 miles. It takes approximately 7h 48m to drive from Topeka to Arkansas.

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American Airlines offers flights from Manhattan Airport to Texarkana Airport.

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