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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Dodge City to Lawrence. Traveling by train from Dodge City to Lawrence usually takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance272 mi (438 km)
Fastest train5h 20m
Lowest price£66.19
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Southwest Chief
Train lines1

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Which train should you take from Dodge City to Lawrence?

Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects Dodge City, Kansas to Lawrence, Kansas. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Southwest Chief15h 20m£76.65

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dodge City to Lawrence during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Dodge City to Lawrence?

The distance between Dodge City and Lawrence is approximately 272 miles, or 438 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 20 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Dodge City to Lawrence are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Dodge City at 23:00 and arrives in Lawrence around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Dodge City to Lawrence?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Lawrence with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lawrence to Dodge City.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dodge City?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dodge City.

Where is the train station in Lawrence?

Arrival stations

Lawrence has one train station.

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