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Trains from Normal to Kansas City

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Normal to Kansas City. Traveling by train from Normal to Kansas City usually takes around 13 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance312 mi (502 km)
Fastest train9h 2m
Lowest price€46.96
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Normal to Kansas City?

In the last month, €89.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal to Kansas City. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €14.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€129€86€43JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Normal to Kansas City will vary between €87 and €124. Planning a train trip to Kansas City within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Normal over the next 7 days is €87. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€120€96€72€48€24ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Normal to Kansas City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €64 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Normal to Kansas City in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €99 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€120€96€72€48€243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 7 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kansas City from Normal will be about €14.92 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Normal to Kansas City?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Normal to Kansas City. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 35m€95.98
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Normal to Kansas City every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €47.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Normal to Kansas City 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Normal to Kansas City?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Normal to Kansas City. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Normal to Kansas City?

The distance between Normal and Kansas City is approximately 312 miles, or 502 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 2 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Normal to Kansas City. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Normal at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Normal to Kansas City?

Trains leave the station in Normal twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Kansas City faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kansas City to Normal.

City Information

Kansas City

Straddling two states, Kansas City is a vibrant modern city with plenty of activities for visitors. Those wishing to learn more about the city’s culture and history should not miss out on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, which offers artworks for both children and adults alike. If you seek something a bit quirkier and more interesting, the Arabia Steamboat Museum will certainly satisfy your curiosity. While you are in town, don’t forget to pay the Boulevard Brewing Company a visit. It is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest and the source of pride from many local residents.

Kansas City’s signature barbecue is another source of pride, and you should take every occasion to try it out. Some noticeable venues with well-received barbecue dishes include Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ and Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. If that’s not really your thing, The Farmhouse and Providence New American Kitchen are also worth checking out.

Kansas City’s principal bus station is located on Troost Ave, and it offers bus trips to Chicago, Wichita and Denver, among many other places. Kansas City Union Station provides Amtrak intercity train services, and the trains Missouri River Runner and Southwest Chief pass through the station on their way. Kansas City International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Normal?

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Union Station (350 S Illinois St) - INDAMT-0

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Main departure station: 350 S Illinois St

Union Station at 350 S Illinois St in Indianapolis is a major train and bus station which serves the Amtrak Cardinal, and bus carriers including Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Miller Transportation, and Burlington Trailways. The modern station is located directly south of the historic 1888 Union Station, which now houses a hotel, several restaurants, and a wedding venue. Union Station is in the Wholesale District of downtown Indianapolis, within walking distance to eateries and hotels. There is even an underground, climate-controlled walkway from the station to the nearby Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts.

All train stations in Normal:

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

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