Kansas City to Albany Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $166
Fastest Way Bus — 1d 16h 18min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 223 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 1,507 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$281 · 1d 16h 50min · 226 lb of CO2
Kansas City to Albany
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Train
$390 · 2d 58min · 534 lb of CO2
KCY to ALY
+1 more option
Drive
$204 · 1d 1h 27min · 288 lb of CO2
Kansas City to Albany

Drive from Kansas City to Albany

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.

What is the best way to travel from Kansas City to Albany?

Because Albany is so far away from Kansas City, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Albany 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 Kansas City to Albany?

Is the train or the bus better from Kansas City to Albany OR?

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.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Kansas City to Albany
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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