Cheap train tickets fromKansas City to Chicago

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traveling from Kansas City to Chicago by train

Cheapest price$55.00
Shortest Duration7h 22m
Trips per day2
train carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Kansas City to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Kansas City to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Kansas City to Chicago were $69.44. By booking 13 days out, tickets are on average $6.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Kansas City to Chicago by train is at 7:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 8:00 AM on Thursday 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 Kansas City to Chicago?

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

Need more travel options? Bus options from Kansas City start at $30.00.

train lines that run from Kansas City to Chicago

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Kansas City to Chicago. The average Amtrak Southwest Chief ticket to Chicago costs $72.55. Cheap Amtrak Southwest Chief tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $55.00. In Kansas City, Amtrak Southwest Chief departs from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak Southwest Chief arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Southwest Chief from Kansas City to Chicago takes 7 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Southwest Chief trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 22 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Southwest Chief offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $67.98 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak Southwest Chief
Amtrak Southwest Chief
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
7h 23m
Avg. Price
$72.55

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Kansas City to Chicago. The average Amtrak ticket to Chicago costs $80.79. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $61.00. In Kansas City, Amtrak departs from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd and no other station. In Chicago, Amtrak arrives at Union Station - 225 S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Kansas City to Chicago takes 12 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Chicago in 7 hours and 22 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $92.36 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
12h 26m
Avg. Price
$80.79

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Kansas City. Most train trips to Chicago will depart from Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd.
  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd
Train trips arrive in Chicago at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station - 225 S Canal St are the main train stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Kansas City.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St