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traveling from Chicago to Kansas City by train

Cheapest price
$55.00
Fastest time
7h 11m
Trips per day
1
train carriers
2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Chicago to Kansas City?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Chicago to Kansas City is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Chicago to Kansas City were $66.30. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $5.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Chicago to Kansas City?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Kansas City by train is at 9 AM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 1 PM on Sunday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Chicago to Kansas City?

On average there is 1 train trip per day. Amtrak Southwest Chief has the most options for departures from Chicago to Kansas City, with an average of 1 trip per day and 20 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Kansas City. Of the 1 trip there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Chicago start at $29.00.

train lines that run from Chicago to Kansas City

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Kansas City. The average Amtrak Southwest Chief ticket to Kansas City costs $78.43. Cheap Amtrak Southwest Chief tickets to Kansas City are available on Wanderu starting from $55.00. In Chicago, Amtrak Southwest Chief departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Kansas City, Amtrak Southwest Chief arrives at Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Southwest Chief from Chicago to Kansas City takes 7 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Southwest Chief trip will get you to Kansas City in 7 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Southwest Chief offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $89.76 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

Amtrak Southwest Chief
Amtrak Southwest Chief
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Avg. Time
7h 12m
Avg. Price
$78.43

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Chicago to Kansas City. The average Amtrak ticket to Kansas City costs $67.74. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Kansas City are available on Wanderu starting from $60.00. In Chicago, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station. In Kansas City, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Chicago to Kansas City takes 12 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Kansas City in 7 hours and 11 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $75.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
12h 15m
Avg. Price
$67.74
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Chicago. Most train trips to Kansas City will depart from Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
Train trips arrive in Kansas City at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd are the main train stations in Kansas City for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd