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Compare train tickets from Chicago to Kankakee

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Kankakee?

Lowest Price$8.00
Fastest Train1h 7m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Chicago to Kankakee

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to Kankakee
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Saluki report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago to Kankakee right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Kankakee?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $8.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Kankakee. By booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.57 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Kankakee?

The distance between Chicago and Kankakee is approximately 54 miles, or 86 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 7 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Kankakee are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Chicago to Kankakee?

Trains leave the station in Chicago twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Kankakee with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kankakee to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Kankakee for $12.00.

What train services are there from Chicago to Kankakee?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Kankakee. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans11h 17m$8.07
Amtrak Illini Service11h 7m$8.10

Where is the train station in Chicago?

There is one train station in Chicago:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Where is the train station in Kankakee?

Kankakee has one train station:

  • 199 S East Ave

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