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San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus

The journey from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus is 1,505.32 mi and takes 49 hr 45 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:45 AM and the last at 9:30 PM. It is possible to travel from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus for as little as $72.71 or as much as $254.14. The best price for this journey is $72.71.

Lowest Price$72.71
Journey Duration49 hr 45 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$72.71
Highest Price$254.14
First Departure6:45 AM
Last Departure9:30 PM
Distance1,505.32 mi
DepartureSan Francisco, CA
ArrivalKansas City, MO
CarriersAmtrak, Greyhound

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How much do bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO cost?

The prices for bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO will cost $72.71. The average bus ticket price is approximately $186.15. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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When you're traveling from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $186.15. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus?

The average journey time is 49 hr 45 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 1,505.32 mi from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO to take longer than 49 hr 45 min. In order to get from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO will complete the journey in 44 hr 50 min.On average, it will take you about 49 hr 45 min to travel the 1,505.32 mi between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO.

When do the first and last departures from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO, which usually leaves at 6:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 9:30 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO, which usually leaves at 6:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 9:30 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many times a day do departures from San Francisco, CA leave for Kansas City, MO?

The exact number of journeys from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 3 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO varies, but in general, you can expect to find 2 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO

The cheapest San Francisco, CA - Kansas City, MO bus tickets can be found for as low as $81.20 if you’re lucky, or $93.63 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $119.61.

Find the best day to travel to Kansas City, MO by bus

When travelling to Kansas City, MO by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

Ticket types and facilities from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak and Greyhound from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO
Compare services on board when travelling from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus.
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San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
169.58kg
Bus
181.69kg
Flight
484.51kg
Car
387.61kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
A bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO is $186.15. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $72.71.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO is $72.71. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO by bus?
San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO is 1,505.32 mi.
How long does the bus between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO take?
San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO is on average 49 hr 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 44 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO leave?
The earliest bus from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO departs at 6:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO depart?
The latest bus from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO departs at 9:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $72.71 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from San Francisco, CA to go to Kansas City, MO.
What's the fastest journey time between San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO is 44 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Francisco, CA and Kansas City, MO.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO by bus?
The bus journey from San Francisco, CA to Kansas City, MO creates 181.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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