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There is one daily bus from Kansas City to Wichita. Traveling by bus from Kansas City to Wichita usually takes around 7 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||178 mi (287 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Jefferson Lines|
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What bus companies travel from Kansas City to Wichita?
There is one intercity bus company that operates from Kansas City to Wichita. Jefferson Lines is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Jefferson Lines||1||7h 0m||$45.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Kansas City to Wichita 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.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
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?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours to cover the 178 miles from Kansas City to Wichita. 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.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Kansas City?
There is usually only one bus per day from Kansas City to Wichita. It leaves the station in Kansas City at 5:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
There is usually only one bus per day from Kansas City to Wichita. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Kansas City to Wichita; ticket prices start at $54.00.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Kansas City?
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.
Where does the bus arrive in Wichita?
All buses from Kansas City arrive at one main station in Wichita.
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