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About Kansas City

Straddling two states, Kansas City is a vibrant modern city with plenty of activities for visitors. Those wishing to learn more about the city’s culture and history should not miss out on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, which offers artworks for both children and adults alike. If you seek something a bit quirkier and more interesting, the Arabia Steamboat Museum will certainly satisfy your curiosity. While you are in town, don’t forget to pay the Boulevard Brewing Company a visit. It is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest and the source of pride from many local residents.

Kansas City’s signature barbecue is another source of pride, and you should take every occasion to try it out. Some noticeable venues with well-received barbecue dishes include Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ and Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. If that’s not really your thing, The Farmhouse and Providence New American Kitchen are also worth checking out.

Kansas City’s principal bus station is located on Troost Ave, and it offers bus trips to Chicago, Wichita and Denver, among many other places. Kansas City Union Station provides Amtrak intercity train services, and the trains Missouri River Runner and Southwest Chief pass through the station on their way. Kansas City International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave  - KCYGLI-0

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Located on Troost Avenue, the Bus Terminal provides intercity bus service from Kansas City on Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and Amtrak Thruway buses. Popular routes from this station travel to cities such as Columbia, Chicago, and Wichita. The lounge inside the station includes seating, restrooms, and a cell phone charging station to help you stay connected during your trip. Several public transit options depart from nearby 12th St, so it’s easy to travel throughout Kansas City from the bus terminal.

Popular bus stations in Kansas City:

  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave

What bus companies travel to Kansas City, Missouri?

Located in Missouri, Kansas City is accessible by bus from 15 other cities. You can choose from 40 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Kansas City on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Kansas City are also available..

Bus companies serving Kansas City

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1571d 10h 44m€176.70
Jefferson Lines7411h 2m€106.75
Greyhound2811h 37m€64.16
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus service has the best service to Kansas City?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Kansas City by bus with Jefferson Lines giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Jefferson Lines had the most comfortable bus service to Kansas City taking into account the seats and amenities that Jefferson Lines offers. They rate Jefferson Lines a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Kansas City punctually, travelers suggest that Jefferson Lines has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Kansas City, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€13.38 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Kansas City, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Kansas City. In the last month, buses from Lawrence to Kansas City had the lowest average price at €13.38.

The main bus station in Kansas City is Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Kansas City.

Kansas City ranks number 5 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 246 in United States. Kansas City has the second most number of destinations in Missouri that are connected to Kansas City by bus service. Each day 32 direct bus schedules arrive in the Kansas City.
The population of Kansas City is 475378. Kansas City ranks number 1 in terms of population in Missouri and number 75 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Kansas City range from €13 for a short trip to Kansas City, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Kansas City starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Kansas City can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €13.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Kansas City for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Kansas City is Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kansas City. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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