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Kansas City - Omaha Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Kansas City to Omaha. Traveling by bus from Kansas City to Omaha usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance167 mi (268 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$58.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Kansas City to Omaha

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Rashad

May 19, 2024- Visiting family

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Peaceful. Cons: Nothing much it was fine. Tips: Follow suit.

5.0

Jim

September 5, 2019- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Pros: On time leaving and artibing. Cons: Ot was a short trip was satisfied with the experience.

Price trends for buses from Kansas City to Omaha

Monthly avg. prices

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What bus companies travel from Kansas City to Omaha?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Kansas City to Omaha. Jefferson Lines is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines14h 15m$58.00
  • Book Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Omaha from $58. Typically there is one Jefferson Lines schedule per day from Kansas City to Omaha and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Omaha. In Kansas City, Jefferson Lines departs to Omaha from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave . In Omaha, Jefferson Lines arrives at Burlington Trailways Terminal .

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Omaha takes 4 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Omaha.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 167 miles from Kansas City to Omaha. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Kansas City to Omaha. It leaves the station in Kansas City at 1:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Kansas City to Omaha. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Kansas City to Omaha; ticket prices start at $188.00.

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.

Omaha

Once known as the “Gateway to the West,” Omaha effortlessly blends its rich historical heritage with modern growth. To catch an air of the city’s old-town vibe, head towards the Old Market quarter. Featuring brick-paved streets along with horse-drawn carriages, the area is an idyllic time capsule that offers a glimpse into the past. Also situated within the quarter are the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children’s Museum. Animal lovers might want to check out Omaha’s Doorly Zoo or the Aquarium, which features cute Rockhopper penguins as well as a 70-foot shark tunnel.

Steakhouses dominate the city’s restaurant scene, but there has been a recent boom of modern eateries. If you wish to enjoy these modern foods, Kitchen Table will offer everything you need.

The busiest bus station in the city is the Burlington Trailways Terminal downtown. For trains, the main Amtrak station is located on S 9th St, not too far from the bus station. Omaha is served by Amtrak’s California Zephyr line. The city’s principal airport is the Eppley Airfield, located 3 miles northeast 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 Omaha?

Main arrival station: Burlington Trailways Terminal

The Burlington Trailways Station on Jackson St, located in east Omaha, provides bus services for several bus carriers: Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Express Arrow, and Burlington Trailways. The station features an indoor waiting area, as well as vending machines and restrooms. The Burlington Trailways station is only a short walk from several cafes and restaurants if you feel like grabbing something more substantial to get you through your bus journey.

All bus stations in Omaha:

  • Burlington Trailways Terminal

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