How far is Kansas City, Missouri from Dallas, Texas?

I live in Dallas and I’m thinking about driving up to Kansas City for my birthday. How far of a drive is it from Dallas, Texas to Kansas City, Missouri?

Holden Easterbrook · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
First off, happy birthday! Road trips are a great way to celebrate—just be sure to stock up on snacks and
before hitting the road.
Kansas City, Missouri is about 550 miles from Dallas, Texas, making for an 8-hour drive. Your likely route will take you along I-35 for much of the way, so you don’t have a difficult drive ahead of you (just a long one).
Just be aware of a few things before heading out:
  • Road conditions—construction, bad weather, and accidents
  • Traffic—how busy the roads will be during the time you plan on driving
  • Your needs—meals, bathroom breaks, sleep
All of these factors can lead to arriving a few minutes early or several hours late. Be sure to take what information you can into consideration before booking a hotel room or making plans for when you arrive. Also, be prepared for conditions to change—8 hours is a long time to be driving.
Before you set out for your big adventure, though, make sure you’re safe against everything the open road can throw at you with the right
car insurance
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