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Other ways to get from St Louis to Kansas City

There are usually 3 daily train trips from St Louis to Kansas City.

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Avg. Price
€53.06
Avg. Price
€82.09
Daily Trips
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3
Duration
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9h 14m
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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from St Louis to Kansas City. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Kansas City usually takes around 5 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance238 mi (383 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price€49.57
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from St Louis to Kansas City

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

3.0

Keanna

4 August 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.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from St Louis to Kansas City cost €51.25 on average. Tickets cheaper than €51.25 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

€70€47€23JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from St Louis to Kansas City is expected to be between €50 and €57. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 18 July 2024, when tickets are available for 18 July 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €50.

Monthly average prices

€70€56€42€28€14ASONDJFMAMJJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from St Louis to Kansas City, mark your calendar for October. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €43. However, taking the bus from St Louis to Kansas City during June is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €51. The best way to find deals on a trip in June is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

€94€75€56€37€193020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 16 days in advance to save €45.24 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Kansas City?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from St Louis to Kansas City. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound35h 12m€59.88
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 performs about 3 bus trips from St Louis to Kansas City every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 12 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Kansas City usually start from €50.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 383 kilometers from St Louis to Kansas City. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Kansas City at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Kansas City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis to Kansas City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from St Louis to Kansas City without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Kansas City; ticket prices start at €32.74.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

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

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Most buses depart from the main station in St Louis.

All bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where does the bus arrive in Kansas City?

Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave  - KCYGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave

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.

Bus stations in Kansas City:

  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave

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