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Journey Summary

Chicago to Kansas City, MO Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
7 hours 10 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $64
Trains depart from:Chicago
Trains arrive in:Kansas City, MO
Distance:661 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Chicago to Kansas City

Traveling on a train from Chicago to Kansas City is a cheap and convenient way to make this trip. Travelers looking to save on last-minute fare and have flexibility in their travel date can turn to the midweek schedules, which tend to be less busy and cheaper than buying tickets for a weekend departure. Amtrak Southwest Chief operates between Chicago to Kansas City. This is the fastest train service that operates between Chicago and Kansas City, taking an average of 7 hours and 10 minutes to reach its destination. The journey from Chicago to Kansas City is 413 miles (665 kilometers). Amtrak Southwest Chief offers the travel service from Chicago to Kansas City express or with a three-minute layover at Galesburg, IL.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to Kansas City?

Amtrak Southwest Chief, which is the fastest train covers the distance from Chicago to Kansas City in 7 hours and 10 minutes. However, a typical train trip from Chicago to Kansas City takes 9 hours and 43 minutes. Amtrak Southwest Chief from Chicago to Kansas City is busiest on Mondays and least crowded on Saturdays. Weekends are ideal for travelers looking for space and comfort. The Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Chicago to Kansas City has comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom for the traveler's comfort. It also has a fold-down tray for each seat that the traveler can use during mealtime. There are individual reading lights and power outlets where travelers can charge their favorite entertainment gadgets. The restrooms on this train are sanitized and the air conditioning access makes the ride more comfortable.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Kansas City?

Travelers who take the train from Chicago to Kansas City take an average of 9 hours and 45 minutes to get to their destination. However, this time can be reduced by using the Amtrak Southwest Chief services whose train travels from Chicago to Kansas City in 7 hours and 10 minutes. Travelers making their way from Chicago to Kansas City on the Amtrak Southwest Chief can enjoy snacks on the train during their ride. Passengers also have the opportunity to catch up on their favorite entertainment shows via the complimentary WiFi, read a good book or magazine or simply get some rest during the journey from Chicago to Kansas City, knowing they're taking a low carbon emission method of travel.

How many trains are there from Chicago to Kansas City?

The schedule for trains from Chicago to Kansas City with Southwest Chief offers one daily trip, making a total of seven weekly trips between the two destinations. The Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Chicago to Kansas City leaves the departure station at 7:00 a.m. and gets to its arrival station in Kansas City at a few minutes past 2:00 p.m. if there are no hitches along the way. The Amtrak Southwest Chief crew and management take every precaution to make sure there are no delays on departure time or along the way. This gives travelers some guarantee of getting to their destination on time.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Chicago to Kansas City?

Departure station: The departure station for the Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Chicago to Kansas City is Union Station, located on S Canal St. There are more than 20 parking lots within a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) of the station, making it convenient for travelers who prefer to drive to the train station and leave their cars parked close by. More than 15 public transit stops and stations are located within the vicinity of the train station thus making it easily accessible for all travelers. The Chicago Union Station is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) from the city center of Chicago. This makes it accessible by travelers on foot who would take about 11 minutes to walk to the station. The nearest airport from the train station is the O'Hare International Airport, which is 21 miles (34 kilometers) away.

Arrival station: The arrival station for trains from Chicago to Kansas City is Union Station which is located on West Pershing Road in Kansas City. This train station comprises a building with a furnished waiting room where travelers can relax as they wait to board the train. It is fully equipped with vending machines, ATM machines, payphones, Quick-Trak kiosks and sanitized restrooms for the comfort of travelers. There is also available same-day and overnight parking that is secure where travelers can leave their cars. While at the station, travelers are provided with baggage carts for easy ferrying of their luggage to the train when boarding. The ticket office also provides baggage assistance to travelers who need it. Union Station is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. as it serves travelers leaving or arriving from different destinations on different trains.

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Trains from Chicago to Kansas City, MO
Travel by train to Kansas City, MO easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Kansas City, MO.
FAQs
How many miles is it from Chicago to Kansas City, MO by train?
The distance to Kansas City, MO from Chicago by train is approximately 409 miles (660 km).
How long is a train from Chicago to Kansas City, MO on average?
The Chicago to Kansas City, MO train duration is on average 12 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 409 miles (660 km) from Chicago to Kansas City, MO. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Is there a direct train from Chicago to Kansas City, MO?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Chicago to Kansas City, MO on Omio with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Chicago to Kansas City, MO? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Chicago to Kansas City, MO train departs at 2: 25 PM   and the last train from Chicago to Kansas City, MO leaves at 7: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Chicago to Kansas City, MO on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

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