Travel from Kansas City to Albany

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$166 | 1d 23h 18min Bus$278 | 1d 16h 18min Bus223 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$281
    1d 16h 50min · 226 lb of CO2
  2. Train$390
    2d 58min · 534 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$204
    1d 1h 27min · 288 lb of CO2

Kansas City to Albany Buses

bus tickets from Kansas City to Albany

$281 · 1d 16h 50min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $281
Travel Duration
1d 16h 50min

bus tickets from Kansas City to Corvallis

$166 · 1d 23h 18min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $166
Travel Duration
1d 23h 18min

bus tickets from Lansing to Albany

$278 · 1d 16h 18min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $278
Travel Duration
1d 16h 18min

bus tickets from Kansas City to Salem

$281 · 1d 16h 47min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $281
Travel Duration
1d 16h 47min

Kansas City to Albany Trains

train tickets from Kansas City to Albany

$390 · 2d 58min
AmtrakAmtrak KCY train to ALY
Train Tickets
About $390
Travel Duration
2d 58min
Kansas City - KCY
Amtrak from KCY to LAXAmtrak · 1d 7h 10minSouthwest Chief
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to ALYAmtrak · 17h 48minCoast Starlight
Albany - ALY

train tickets from Kansas City to Salem

$394 · 2d 1h 23min
AmtrakAmtrak KCY train to SLM
Train Tickets
About $394
Travel Duration
2d 1h 23min
Kansas City - KCY
Amtrak from KCY to LAXAmtrak · 1d 7h 10minSouthwest Chief
Los Angeles - LAX
Amtrak from LAX to SLMAmtrak · 18h 13minCoast Starlight
Salem - SLM

Drive from Kansas City to Albany

Driving from Kansas City to Albany

$204 · 1d 1h 27min

It's 1508 miles between Kansas City to Albany. On a typical day, it might take between 1d 1h 27min and 1d 2h 43min from Kansas City to Albany under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1d 4h 0min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Albany 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 $203.

Our recommendation to Albany

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Kansas City to Albany?

Kansas City to Albany OR - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Kansas City to Albany. 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 Albany is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Kansas City/Albany buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Kansas City 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 Kansas City MO and Albany 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 Kansas City to Albany? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Albany 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 Albany 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 Kansas City to Albany?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Kansas City to Albany is by bus. The bus costs $166 roughly and will take 1 day 23 hours 18 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Kansas City to Albany?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Kansas City area and Albany, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 2 day 58 minutes. We recommend catching the train at KCY Kansas City Amtrak, which is about 2 miles from Kansas City. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at LAX Los Angeles.

How long does it take from Kansas City to Albany by car?

The total distance between Kansas City and Albany is 1508 miles and will take you about 1 day 1 hour 27 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $204.

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