Cheap Kansas City to Chicago  train tickets

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How much are Kansas City to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$73.21
Fastest7h 22m
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Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Southwest Chief report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)

How to buy cheap train tickets from Kansas City to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Kansas City to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Kansas City to Chicago was $79.09. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $15.97 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Kansas City to Chicago ? What is the distance between Kansas City to Chicago ?

The distance between Kansas City to Chicago is 412.58 miles or 663.81 km. A train trip from Kansas City to Chicago typically takes 9 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Southwest Chief. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 7 hours and 22 minutes to get from Kansas City to Chicago.

Going from Kansas City to Chicago by train takes over 9 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Thursday trains from Kansas City to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Kansas City to Chicago

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Kansas City to Chicago, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Chicago with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Kansas City to Chicago, which start at $69.21.

Kansas City to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Kansas City to Chicago start from $81.19, and on average cost $94.69. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Kansas City leaves from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Kansas City to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 22 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $97.85 for a one-way weekend reservation from Kansas City.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
12h 26m
Avg. Price
$94.69

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief train tickets from Kansas City to Chicago start from $73.21, and on average cost $92.14. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Southwest Chief in Kansas City leaves from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From Kansas City to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Southwest Chief takes 7 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Southwest Chief offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 22 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Southwest Chief scheduled trip per day, which will cost $88.35 for a one-way weekend reservation from Kansas City.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 23m
Avg. Price
$92.14

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Kansas City on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in Kansas City serving this route is Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd.
  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from Kansas City., The busiest departure station in Kansas City serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St