There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Kansas City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Kansas City (MCI) DCA - MCI

$115 - $495

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Bus  •  27h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$113 - $158

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Kansas City (MCI) IAD - MCI

$150 - $660

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$125 - $493

Train  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$139 - $196

Drive  •  17h 56m

  1. Drive from Washington to Kansas City 1059 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Kansas City is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 17h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Kansas City is to fly which costs $110 - $500 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Kansas City station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Kansas City Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 50m.

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The distance between Washington and Kansas City is 946 miles. The road distance is 1059 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 25h 50m and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Washington to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Washington to Kansas City bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

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Washington to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 25h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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megabus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $190

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The best way to get from Washington to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs $110 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $200 and takes 25h 50m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 27h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Washington to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 6:09 PM in Washington and 5:09 PM in Kansas City.

Washington to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Kansas City is 1059 miles. It takes approximately 17h 56m to drive from Washington to Kansas City.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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