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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Kansas City to Las Vegas. Traveling by train from Kansas City to Las Vegas usually takes around 40 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Southwest Chief train can make the trip in 14 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance632 mi (1018 km)
Fastest train14h 30m
Lowest price€82.28
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €244.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Las Vegas. Given how far apart Kansas City and Las Vegas are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €90.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€387€258€129JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Kansas City to Las Vegas will vary between €221 and €374. Planning a train trip to Las Vegas within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Kansas City over the next 7 days is €234. 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

€263€210€158€105€53ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Kansas City to Las Vegas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €121 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kansas City to Las Vegas in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €254 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

€311€249€187€124€623020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Las Vegas from Kansas City will be about €90.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Las Vegas?

2 train services operate from Kansas City to Las Vegas. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41d 20h 11m€288.55
Amtrak Southwest Chief114h 30m€134.66
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Kansas City to Las Vegas every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €135.

  • Amtrak Southwest Chief

    Amtrak Southwest Chief

    The Southwest Chief is a passenger train operated by America’s largest train service, Amtrak. The full route travels over 2,200 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, which takes over 43 hours. The train covers the stretch from Kansas City to Las Vegas in about 14 hours and 30 minutes. In addition to standard Coach Class seats, the Southwest Chief offers several sleeper cabin options on longer journeys. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is consistently ranked as one of the most scenic train routes in America, thanks to the stunning views of the Painted Desert, the Red Cliffs of Sedona, and the Grand Canyon you’ll see from your train window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Las Vegas 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 Kansas City to Las Vegas?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Kansas City to Las Vegas. 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 Kansas City to Las Vegas?

The distance between Kansas City and Las Vegas is approximately 632 miles, or 1018 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 30 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Kansas City to Las Vegas. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday 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 Kansas City at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Kansas City to Las Vegas?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Kansas City to Las Vegas. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

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 Kansas City?

350 Hoefgen St - SATAMT-0

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Main departure station: 350 Hoefgen St

The San Antonio Amtrak Station is adjacent to the city’s vibrant downtown, nestled between the Alamodome sports complex and the historic Sunset Station where train service began in 1902. Amtrak operations moved to its new home at 350 Hoefgen Ave in 1998, where passengers can board the Texas Eagle to travel to Chicago, or connect to the Sunset Limited heading to Los Angeles. The stuccoed, Spanish Mission Revival style station is fully accessible, and offers comfortable seating as well as restrooms available in the waiting room. Two of San Antonio’s most popular attractions, the bustling Riverwalk and the historic Alamo, cannot be missed and luckily are within just 1 mile of the station.

All train stations in Kansas City:

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

  • Central Station

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • Union Station

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • 1400 W Markham St

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

  • Gateway Center

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • 315 West Ave B

  • 700 W San Francisco Ave

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