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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5 h 41 min

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

$135 - $655

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Bus  •  27 h 35 min

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

$108 - $248

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Kansas City (MCI) IAD - MCI

$131 - $562

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 51 min

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

$208 - $752

Train  •  25 h 50 min

  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 Amtrak Southwest Chief

$174 - $495

Drive  •  17 h 56 min

  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 17 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Kansas City is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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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 27 h 35 min.

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

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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 25 h 50 min and costs $170 - $500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min 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, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $130 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $500 and takes 25 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 27 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 946.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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 25 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
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.

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
20 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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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 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 2:54 AM in Washington and 1:54 AM in Kansas City.

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

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

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

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There are 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 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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