Arts and entertainment—check! Infinite and diverse shopping experiences—check! Amazing food, including what locals consider the crème de la crème of barbeque—check! If you're looking for a friendly and affordable city that offers something for everyone, come to the Kansas City metropolitan area.
But the Kansas Cities, side-by-side along the Missouri-Kansas border, make up one of the Midwest's larger urban areas, with more than 650,000 people spread out over more than 450 square miles. There's an easy way to ensure that everyone will enjoy the trip to the KCs. Rent a charter bus from US Coachways and let someone else handle all the details.
Why Wouldn't You Travel to Kansas City by Charter Bus?
When you consider all the benefits of seeing the Kansas Cities on a charter bus, the better question may be—why would you go any other way? There's really no other mode of transportation that offers as much as a charter bus rental:
- The flexibility is unlike any other type of travel — With a charter bus, you choose when you'll travel, where you'll go, how long you'll stay there, what you'll see and how m any people will participate. In addition, you can often make last minute changes to your itinerary or modify your trip on the fly. You won't find another form of travel that gives you that much control and freedom.
- Charter buses offer greater dependability than other forms of transportation — Delays and cancellations are frequently a problem with other forms of travel. For example, more than 800,000 air travelers are late to a destination in the United States every single day! With a charter bus, your driver has the tools and technology to identify potential slowdowns and find alternate routes to get your there in a timely manner. In addition, because of the vast fleet of vehicles nationwide, it's often easy to find a replacement coach, if necessary.
- Charter buses are comfortable — The seats are wider than on any other type of transportation and there's more leg room, too. Charter buses don't have a middle seat, so you won't have to tuck your elbows in. The aisles are spacious and it's never a problem to get up and walk around.
- You'll get to enjoy the trip — With other forms of travel, someone has to take charge. Someone has to check the map or watch the clock. On a charter bus, that's all handled for you. Relax with everyone else while your driver takes care of the details. There's no TSA security line, so you won't have to empty your pockets or remove your shoes. You won't have concerns about lost bags or missed connections, either. Your luggage will be with you throughout your trip and you'll always ride on the same coach. You've probably noticed, too, that there's no "bus mode" on your devices. That's because you won't ever have do go offline.
- Charter buses are safe and secure — You'll have an experienced professional driving the bus. In addition, there's only one place to get on and off the bus. You won't have to worry about unwanted guests and you and your personal items will be safe and secure.
- On a charter bus, you can drive in the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes — That can be a real bonus in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
- Charter is one of the most affordable ways to travel — When you ride on a charter bus, you share many of the costs of getting to and from Kansas City. With the money you save, you can have even more fun there.
- A charter bus is an environmentally friendly way to go — When you travel together on the same bus, you take a number of private vehicles off the roads. That lowers emissions.
At US Coachways, we have been industry leaders in the charter bus rental business for more than 30 years. Use our convenient online Cost Calculator to find out the projected cost of a charter bus trip to Kansas City. For additional information about how we can assist you with group travel, call 1-855-287-2427 and talk with a customer service representative.
You'll Enjoy the Tastes, Sights and Sounds in the Kansas City Metro Area
KCMO and KCK offer a treat for all the senses:
- The music — The Kansas City area has a long history as a hotbed for a variety of musical genres, from ragtime to jazz, big band to swing and Dixieland. Kansas City native Charlie Parker pioneered bebop here and Count Basie is another local legend. Jazz still leads the way here—enjoy a variety of styles at clubs across the cities. The KCs boast intimate venues offering everything from roots to punk to Indie rock, as well as historic theatres and stadium-style arenas.
- The food — Though the Kansas City Stockyards closed in 1991, their presence in the metro area for more than 120 years has long informed the culinary scene here. Don't leave the cities without sampling some of the world-famous (and, according to locals, world's best) barbeque—best tasted on a rack of ribs. It's dry-rubbed and slow-cooked over a number of different woods, then slathered with a tomato and molasses-based sauce that can vary just a bit from pit to pit. Many restaurants now offer a specialty known as "burnt ends"—the blackened, crispy and savory edges of a fully smoked brisket. Another local delicacy—candied bacon. It's thick-sliced pork belly, slow-cooked over low heat, then drenched in syrup and dusted with powdered sugar. No calories there! You'll find some of the best steakhouses in the nation here, but it's also home to award-winning fried chicken, most often served with waffles.
- The museums — Two of the nation's top art museums are in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Nelson Atkins Art Museum features an entire room dedicated to French Impressionism, with works by Monet, Manet and others. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has exhibits primarily by living artists. Both museums are free of charge. Another fascinating (and free) museum is the Money Museum, where you can see a display of coins throughout history, view a $10,000 bill and take home a package of shredded money.
- The shopping — Known as the "Paris of the Plains," the Kansas City metropolitan area offers the full spectrum of shopping experiences, from great vintage and antique emporiums to trendy boutiques, from mom and pop shops to mega-malls. Whether it's crafts and local goods, clothing and fashion, thrift and chic, art or music, you'll find it in places like the Crossroad Arts District, West Bottoms, Village West or the Country Club Plaza.
You'll Appreciate a Charter Bus for Any Trip to Kansas City
The many benefits listed above make a charter bus rental an excellent choice, regardless of the reason you're traveling to KC:
- Business or corporate events — A charter bus is an easy way to get employees safely to and from conventions, conferences, business meetings, training sessions, team-building outings and company parties/celebrations. You can improve productivity by using your travel time to prepare team members, debrief or build company morale.
- School Trips — There's a lot of responsibility that goes with taking students, faculty and staff on an outing. You'll relax with a charter bus, whether you're headed to an athletic competition, a club or class trip, or an arts and cultural offering.
- Family celebrations — For weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthday/retirement/anniversary galas, reunions, graduation open houses or bar mitzvahs, a charter bus ensures that everyone gets there on time and with minimal inconvenience. You can use the travel time to catch up with relatives you haven't seen in a while!
- Special events — When you're headed to the big game or a stadium concert, it's just a lot more fun when you go with a big group. With a charter bus, you can enjoy the entire trip—no worries about finding the venue or getting there on time. You can even enjoy an adult beverage with everyone else. A charter bus is great for other large spectator events, such as Broadway shows, festivals and rallies.
- Church outings — A charter bus helps promote fellowship on mission trips, community volunteer projects, choir tours and youth group events.
The Right Bus Can Make All the Difference
You've taken the first step toward a successful group outing—you've decided to get there and back on a charter bus. There's one more critical decision, though—you need to make certain you have the best coach for your group, one with plenty of room and all the amenities you need.
At US Coachways, we have longstanding relationships with charter bus service providers throughout the nation. When you book a trip, we'll take a close look at the details—how many people are traveling, how long you'll be on the road, and what you'll be bringing with you or taking home. Then we'll work closely with our extensive network of vendors to find the ideal bus for you.
If you're visiting the Kansas City area with a mid-sized entourage, book a mini-bus. It seats 24 to 35 comfortably and offers ample room for all your personal items. If you're traveling with a larger group, choose the full-sized bus, with accommodations for up to 57 passengers. Multiple bus rentals are usually available.
Most charter buses come with Wifi, DVD players, stereo/PA systems and charging ports for your devices. Other conveniences, such as on-board bathrooms, are available on a limited basis. Check with your booking agent to learn your options.
Make Your Charter Bus Reservation to Kansas City Today
At US Coachways, we bring more than three decades of charter bus rental experience to groups and group leaders across the country. To learn the estimated cost of a charter bus trip to the Kansas Cities, go to our user-friendly online Cost Calculator. For more information about the full range of services we offer, call 1-855-287-2427 and speak to one of our experienced customer service agents.