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Chicago to Kansas City train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.00
Shortest Duration7h 0m
Trips per day2
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Chicago to Kansas City train tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $69.85. By booking 19 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Kansas City by train is at 9:00 AM on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 3:00 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.

Amtrak from Chicago to Kansas City has the most daily schedules

On average there are 2 train trips per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Chicago to Kansas City, with an average of 1 trip per day and 18 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Chicago to Kansas City. Of the 2 trips there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Chicago to Kansas City starts at $33.00.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Kansas City train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Chicago to Kansas City from $37.00. There are 1 Amtrak schedules from Chicago to Kansas City and you can expect on average to pay $68.83 for a Amtrak ticket to Kansas City. In Chicago, Amtrak departs to Kansas City 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 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $82.18 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

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Avg. Time
12h 15m
Avg. Price
$68.83

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Book Amtrak Southwest Chief from Chicago to Kansas City from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules from Chicago to Kansas City and you can expect on average to pay $82.66 for a Amtrak Southwest Chief ticket to Kansas City. In Chicago, Amtrak Southwest Chief departs to Kansas City 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 11 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Southwest Chief trip will get you to Kansas City in 7 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Southwest Chief offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $97.22 for a weekend getaway trip to Kansas City.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
7h 11m
Avg. Price
$82.66
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