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Plan Your Bus from St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri

Downtown Kansas City.

Planning a trip from St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri, or vice versa? Taking a bus is both convenient and affordable. At least, it is when you book a ticket with Jefferson Lines

We know there are many options for bus travel, so we make it our mission to create a safe, comfortable, and seamless experience—from purchasing your tickets to arriving at your destination on time. Yet, aside from choosing a trusted travel provider, we also know that planning a trip, whether for business or a family event, can feel overwhelming.

This guide will provide all the information you need to make your bus ride from St. Louis to Kansas City a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Step 1: Decide Your Departure (Round Trip or One Way)

The first step in planning your bus ride from St. Louis to Kansas City is to determine your travel dates and schedule. Consider factors such as your work schedule, any events or activities you want to attend in Kansas City, and any other travel plans you may have. 

How long are you planning to stay? Will you need a ride back? We make booking a one-way or round-trip to major cities in the Midwest easy. 

Step 2: Book Your Bus Ticket

Once you have a clear idea of your travel dates, head to our booking page to plan your trip. 

Jefferson Lines' booking tool for St. Louis to Kansas City.

 Remember to check out our everyday specials for discounts on your upcoming travel! Traveling with kids? Good news. They also get a special discount. And if you need assistance during travel, we can help with that, too.

For tips on how to book your ticket online using our new ticketing system, we have a helpful guide that walks you through each step! 

Step 3: Download the App

Jefferson Lines Mobile App HomeIf you haven’t already, download the Jefferson Lines app using the Apple Store or Google Play. From there, you can find your e-ticket, track your bus, receive alerts, and find your nearest bus stop

You can also find this information on our website if you’re not traveling with a smart device. If, in the unlikely event, your bus is delayed or canceled, a member of our team will contact you directly to help you reschedule your trip or find another bus route.

Step 4: Pack Appropriately 

When planning your bus ride from St. Louis to Kansas City, consider the weather forecast for your destination and pack accordingly. Bring comfortable clothing and shoes for the bus ride and any necessary medications or personal items. 

It’s also a good idea to bring snacks and drinks for the journey and entertainment, such as books, magazines, or electronic devices. 

While aboard our bus, you can enjoy access to free WiFi and outlet stations to keep your devices charged. We also offer reclining seats, climate-controlled seating, and reading lights to make your ride extra enjoyable and tailored to your needs.

Finally, you’ll be happy to know our passengers can bring one free carry-on and one free bag (maximum of 50 lbs) on their trip. Learn more about the exciting amenities we offer and our baggage policies

Step 5: Contact Us for Accessibility Needs

At Jefferson Lines, we aim to make travel easy and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of individual abilities. Therefore, we ensure our practices and policies comply with ADA requirements and offer assistance and support for passengers that request it. 

If you are traveling with a mobility or medical device, require personal assistance, or have questions about priority seating, we ask that you contact us at 1-858-800-8898 at least 48 hours before departure. Doing so allows us to help you plan your trip, put your mind at ease, and ensure everything is ready when you arrive.

Enjoy Your Bus Ride from St. Louis to Kansas City

Planning your bus ride from St. Louis to Kansas City can be stressful, but with the right travel provider, you can enjoy a smooth and safe journey. 

Make sure to arrive at your bus stop early and have your ticket and identification ready. As mentioned, you can access your bus ticket from the app or print it out to bring it with you.

Once on board, find your seat and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride ahead. With these tips, you’ll arrive in Kansas City feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

Book Your Bus Ticket Today!