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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Dallas to Kansas City. Traveling by bus from Dallas to Kansas City usually takes around 12 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance454 mi (731 km)
Shortest duration11h 40m
Cheapest price$105.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Dallas to Kansas City?

$127.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dallas to Kansas City. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. 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

$150$100$50JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Dallas to Kansas City is expected to range from $115 to $150. If you are looking to travel to Kansas City within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $126. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $115 and can be found on July 28, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ASONDJFMAMJJ

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $95 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dallas to Kansas City in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $113 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $53.02 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Dallas to Kansas City?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Dallas 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
Greyhound412h 35m$135.91
  • 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 4 bus trips from Dallas to Kansas City every day, with the average journey taking around 12 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Kansas City usually start from $105.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dallas to Kansas City 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 Dallas to Kansas City?

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 454 miles from Dallas to Kansas City. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 40 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.

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

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Kansas City, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dallas?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dallas to Kansas City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Kansas City each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Dallas to Kansas City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Dallas, TX to Kansas City, MO; ticket prices start at $123.00.

City Information

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

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 Dallas?

Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St - DALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

The Dallas Greyhound Station is a bustling departure point for nearly 350 bus trips each day. Via Greyhound and Amtrak buses, passengers can make their way to major in-state cities like Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, and even travel as far north as Toronto. There is a Pizza Hut Express and coffee shops within the station and, thanks to its central location in Dallas’ historic downtown, the Greyhound station is within a half-mile of over 20 additional dining choices. Travelers can easily connect to train service in Dallas, with a quick walk to Amtrak’s Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station a few blocks away.

All bus stations in Dallas:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar 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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