How to travel from Kansas City, KS to Chicago

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from Kansas City, KS to Chicago

You can get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago on Oct 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:00PMKansas City International Airport, MO1h32 06:32PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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2181One-way
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05:00PMKansas City International Airport, MO1h32 06:32PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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2181One-way
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10:38AMKansas City International Airport, MO1h32 12:10PMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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2181One-way
06:00AMKansas City International Airport, MO1h25 07:25AMO'Hare International Airport, IL
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2181One-way

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Travel Information from Kansas City, KS to Chicago

distanceDistance409 miles (660 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $194
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $61 (€58) • 13 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $194 (€184) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 409 miles (660 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Chicago from Kansas City, KS. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $61 (€58) compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A bus is $133 (€126) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Kansas City, KS to Chicago costing on average $194 (€184).

Taking a bus is usually $51 (€48) less than taking a train to Chicago, which costs on average $112 (€106) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Kansas City, KS to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 22 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 409 miles (660 km) between Kansas City, KS and Chicago.

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

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Kansas City, KS to Chicago:

    • You can go to Chicago from Kansas City, KS by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€58) with Greyhound from Kansas City, KS to Chicago on Omio.
    • You can travel between Kansas City, KS and Chicago by flight with American Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $194 (€184) with American Airlines from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.
    • You can go to Chicago from Kansas City, KS by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $112 (€106) with Amtrak from Kansas City, KS to Chicago on Omio.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Kansas City, KS to Chicago with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct flight with envoy air or American Airlines.
    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.

    Your trip from Kansas City, KS to Chicago doesn't have to end in Chicago. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you’d like to add New York City, London or Paris to your Kansas City, KS to Chicago tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Chicago today!

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

    • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $61 (€58) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket for this route is costing $194 (€184) one way on average.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $112 (€106) one way on average.

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

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