Aurora to Independence Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $75
Fastest Way Flight — 6h 3min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 83 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 557 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$75 · 18h 1min · 100 lb of CO2
Denver to Kansas City
+4 more options
$252 · 1d 6h 39min · 335 lb of CO2
$294 · 6h 3min · 544 lb of CO2

Aurora to Independence Flights

There are 1 airports — DEN — that make sense to fly out of from Aurora and 1 airports — MCI — to access Independence. The best deals are usually found by flying out of DEN.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Independence from Aurora, a flight is the quickest method.

$75 · 9h 37min · 109 lb of CO2
Aurora to Independence

Drive from Aurora to Independence

It's 558 miles between Aurora to Independence. On a typical day, it might take between 9h 37min and 10h 5min from Aurora to Independence under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 10h 34min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Independence by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $75.

What is the best way to travel from Aurora to Independence?

Because Independence is so far away from Aurora, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Independence do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Aurora to Independence?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Is the train or the bus better from Aurora to Independence MO?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Aurora to Independence. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Independence is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Aurora/Independence buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Aurora is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Aurora CO and Independence during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Aurora to Independence? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Independence traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Independence is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Aurora to Independence?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Aurora to Independence is by bus. The bus costs $75 roughly and will take 18 hours 1 minute.

Does Amtrak go from Aurora to Independence?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Aurora area and Independence, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 6 hours 39 minutes. We recommend catching the train at DEN Denver Union Station, which is about 10 miles from Aurora. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Aurora to Independence by car?

The total distance between Aurora and Independence is 558 miles and will take you about 9 hours 37 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $75.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Aurora to Independence
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