Omaha to Kansas City Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $37
Fastest Way Bus — 5h 55min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 33 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 165 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines
Bus
$37 · 6h 4min · 34 lb of CO2
Omaha to Kansas City
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Train
$167 · 19h 25min · 212 lb of CO2
OMA to KCY
Flight
$226 · 7h 58min · 717 lb of CO2
OMA to MCI

Omaha to Kansas City Flights

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

Alaska Airlines offers flights from OMA to MCI.

The cheapest way by air is via Alaska Airlines and flies from Eppley Afld (OMA) to Kansas City Intl (MCI). Alaska Airlines flies from Eppley Afld (OMA) to Kansas City Intl (MCI) and is the quickest flight to get you from Omaha to Kansas City.

Drive
$22 · 3h 5min · 35 lb of CO2
Omaha to Kansas City

Drive from Omaha to Kansas City

It's 166 miles between Omaha to Kansas City. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 5min and 3h 14min from Omaha to Kansas City under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 23min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Kansas City 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 $22.

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

The are 5 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Omaha to Kansas City. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Omaha to Kansas City?

On your trip from Omaha to Kansas City, 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 Omaha to Kansas City MO?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Omaha to Kansas City is by bus. The bus costs $37 roughly and will take 6 hours 4 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Omaha to Kansas City?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Omaha area and Kansas City, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 19 hours 25 minutes. We recommend catching the train at OMA Omaha Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Omaha. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

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

The total distance between Omaha and Kansas City is 166 miles and will take you about 3 hours 5 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $22.

Travel companies on this route

Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Omaha to Kansas City
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International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Omaha to Kansas City