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Chicago to Kansas City bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€47.27
Shortest Duration10h 15m
Trips per day11
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Kansas City

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Kansas City is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Kansas City were €47.77. By booking 27 days out, tickets are on average €6.92 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Chicago to Kansas City?

The distance between Chicago and Kansas City is approximately 412.58 miles, or 663.81 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 12 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Kansas City?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Kansas City by bus is on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Wednesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Greyhound from Chicago to Kansas City has the most daily schedules

On average there are 11 bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most options for departures from Chicago to Kansas City, with an average of 11 trips per day and 234 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Chicago to Kansas City. Of the 11 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Chicago to Kansas City starts at €50.00.

1 carriers offer Chicago to Kansas City bus trips


Book Greyhound from Chicago to Kansas City from €47.27. There are 11 Greyhound schedules from Chicago to Kansas City and you can expect on average to pay €54.27 for a Greyhound ticket to Kansas City. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Kansas City from Dan Ryan Bus Station and 3 other stations. In Kansas City, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Kansas City takes 12 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Kansas City in 10 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 12 trips per day and you could expect to pay €56.31 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

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Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Kansas City will depart from:
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
Bus trips arrive in Kansas City at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Kansas City for trips arriving from Chicago:
  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave
  • 47th St Transit Cntr