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Journey Information

St Louis to Kansas City bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.38
Fastest time4h 20m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from St Louis to Kansas City during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from St Louis to Kansas City?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $41.32 was the low point for bus fares from St Louis to Kansas City. Buses from Kansas City to St Louis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $41.32 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $30.79 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 238 miles (383 kilometers) from St Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave St Louis?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Kansas City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from St Louis to Kansas City. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Kansas City; ticket prices start at $45.42.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Kansas City?

There is one bus company that operates from St Louis to Kansas City. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 20m$52.69

Book Greyhound from St Louis to Kansas City from $40. There are 2 Greyhound schedules from St Louis to Kansas City and you can expect on average to pay $53 for a Greyhound ticket to Kansas City. In St Louis, Greyhound departs to Kansas City from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St and no other station. In Kansas City, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from St Louis to Kansas City takes 5 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Kansas City in 4 hours and 20 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $55 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

Most buses depart from the main station in St Louis, Missouri:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where does the bus arrive in Kansas City?

All buses from St Louis arrive at one main station in Kansas City, Missouri:

  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave

Price trends for buses from St Louis to Kansas City

Average prices by travel date

$76$50$25FebMar

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$95$76$57$38$193020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from St Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

3.0

Keanna

August 4, 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: It was easy getting on the bus and finding the station. Cons: MY BUS WAS 2+ HOURS LATE AND All the passengers got to leave and all the ones that were going to the exact/major destination had to stay???? And wait longer. Tips: Bring snacks. Pros: It was easy getting on the bus and finding the station. Cons: MY BUS WAS 2+ HOURS LATE AND All the passengers got to leave and all the ones that were going to the exact/major destination had to stay???? And wait longer. Tips: Bring snacks.

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