Kansas City to Wichita Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $28
Fastest Way Train — 3h 48min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 27 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, flight, train and by car
Distance 178 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$28 · 6h 20min · 35 lb of CO2
Kansas City to Wichita
+4 more options
$238 · 5h 8min · 462 lb of CO2

Kansas City to Wichita Flights

There are 1 airports — MCI — that make sense to fly out of from Kansas City and 1 airports — ICT — to access Wichita. The best deals are usually found by flying out of MCI.

$49 · 3h 48min · 42 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$24 · 3h 18min · 38 lb of CO2
Kansas City to Wichita

Drive from Kansas City to Wichita

It's 179 miles between Kansas City to Wichita. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 18min and 3h 28min from Kansas City to Wichita under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Wichita 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 $24.

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

The are 9 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Kansas City to Wichita. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Kansas City towards Wichita, as it is the cheapest to Wichita. It's common to find tickets for as low as $28. Greyhound operates from Kansas City to Wichita, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Kansas City to Wichita?

On your trip from Kansas City to Wichita, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Kansas City to Wichita KS?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Kansas City to Wichita. 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 Wichita is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Kansas City/Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Wichita 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 Wichita 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 Wichita?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Kansas City to Wichita is by bus. The bus costs $28 roughly and will take 6 hours 20 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Kansas City to Wichita?

Amtrak costs about $49 between Kansas City and Wichita. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 48 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at KCY Kansas City Amtrak, which is 2 miles from Kansas City. Further, once you arrive at NEW Newton Amtrak or you will still have 25 miles to Wichita.

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

The total distance between Kansas City and Wichita is 179 miles and will take you about 3 hours 18 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $24.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Kansas City to Wichita
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477