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from Chicago to Kansas City, KS

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Travel Information between Chicago and Kansas City, KS

distanceDistance409 miles (660 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$62 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $62 (€52) • 7 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $69 (€57) • 1 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesskywest airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 409 miles (660 km) by flight, bus or train between Chicago and Kansas City, KS. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are skywest airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Kansas City, KS.

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How do I go from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?

There are 3 travel options from Chicago to Kansas City, KS: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Chicago and Kansas City, KS?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Kansas City, KS is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $62 (€52) compared to other travel options to Kansas City, KS:

Taking a train is about $7 (€6) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $69 (€57) for this trip.

Taking a train is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a bus to Kansas City, KS, which costs on average $64 (€53) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?

The quickest way to travel from Chicago to Kansas City, KS is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Kansas City, KS by bus can take on average 11 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 10 min.

How far is it from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?

The distance is approximately 409 miles (660 km) from Chicago to Kansas City, KS.

How many services a day are there from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Kansas City, KS is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Kansas City, KS from Chicago as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Kansas City, KS:

    Which travel operators can get me to Kansas City, KS from Chicago?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to Kansas City, KS, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with skywest airlines for flights to Kansas City, KS. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for skywest airlines Chicago to Kansas City, KS tickets on Omio for $69 (€57).
    • Greyhound can get you to Kansas City, KS by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Greyhound from Chicago to Kansas City, KS for $64 (€53) on Omio.
    • Amtrak can take you to Kansas City, KS by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Chicago to Kansas City, KS for $62 (€52).
    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Chicago to Kansas City, KS?
    Your trip from Chicago to Kansas City, KS doesn't have to end in Kansas City, KS. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or London. If you’d like to add New York City, Paris or London to your Chicago to Kansas City, KS tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Kansas City, KS today!
    When should I buy a ticket from Chicago to Kansas City, KS online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from Chicago to Kansas City, KS, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A plane ticket is costing on average $69 (€57) one way for this trip.
    • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $64 (€53) one way on average.
    • A train ticket costs $62 (€52) one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Kansas City, KS tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.