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Los Angeles - Kansas City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to Kansas City. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Kansas City usually takes around 42 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 38 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance1354 mi (2180 km)
Shortest duration38h 20m
Cheapest price$58.47
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Kansas City?

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to Kansas City cost $91.96 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Los Angeles to Kansas City are at their cheapest average price in April. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $179. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $265, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 26 days in advance to save $253.78 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to Kansas City?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US61d 18h 17m$200.04
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 6 trips per day from Los Angeles to Kansas City, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 42 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 1354 miles from Los Angeles to Kansas City. However, the fastest bus only takes 38 hours and 20 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to Kansas City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to Kansas City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to Kansas City; ticket prices start at $159.00.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

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 Los Angeles?

Main departure station: San Fernando Bus Station

Buses to Kansas City leave from 5 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • 800 N Alameda 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.

All bus stations in Kansas City:

  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave

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