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Kansas City - Lawrence Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Kansas City to Lawrence. Traveling by bus from Kansas City to Lawrence usually takes around one hour and 8 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$13.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Kansas City to Lawrence?

$15.70 is the average price of a bus ticket from Kansas City to Lawrence. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Kansas City to Lawrence is expected to range from $14 to $19. If you are looking to travel to Lawrence within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $16. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $14 and can be found on July 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Kansas City to Lawrence by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $16 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Kansas City to Lawrence?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound31h 9m$16.76
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 performs about 3 bus trips from Kansas City to Lawrence every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 9 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Lawrence usually start from $12.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Kansas City to Lawrence 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 long is the bus ride from Kansas City to Lawrence?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 8 minutes to cover the 36 miles from Kansas City to Lawrence. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Kansas City to Lawrence for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Kansas City?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Kansas City to Lawrence, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Lawrence each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Kansas City to Lawrence 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 Kansas City to Lawrence without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Kansas City to Lawrence; ticket prices start at $11.00.

City Information

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 Kansas City?

Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave  - KCYGLI-0

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Lawrence?

Main arrival station: 707 Vermont St

All buses from Kansas City arrive at one main station in Lawrence.

All bus stations in Lawrence:

  • 707 Vermont St

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