Chicago to Kansas City, KS train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

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Cheapest

58

Average

58

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Chicago to Kansas City, KS is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
08:50PMChicago7h10 04:00AMKansas City, KS
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581One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

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Fastest train times from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

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Fastest Journey

7 h 10 m

Average

7 h 10 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

661 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago for Kansas City, KS every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:50PMChicago7h10 04:00AMKansas City, KS
0 transfers
581One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

distanceDistance409 miles (660 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$68 (€59)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Kansas City, KS cover the 409 miles (660 km) long route taking on average 7 h 10 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $65 (€56), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€59).

Train companies: Amtrak from Chicago to Kansas City, KS trains

For as little as $65 (€56) you can travel by train to Kansas City, KS from Chicago with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Chicago to Kansas City, KS.

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Kansas City, KS 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, KS.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Chicago to Kansas City, KS trains for as little as $65 (€56)  in the next 7 days.
    The train price to Kansas City, KS from Chicago is on average $68 (€59)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    You should expect to travel around 409 miles (660 km)  from Chicago to Kansas City, KS by train.
    The train time to Kansas City, KS from Chicago is on average 7 h 10 min  for the 409 miles (660 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Kansas City, KS from Chicago by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    For the best Chicago to Kansas City, KS train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Chicago to Kansas City, KS to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Chicago to Kansas City, KS with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    If you book the Chicago to Kansas City, KS train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $68 (€59). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Kansas City, KS from Chicago. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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