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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Chicago 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep 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.
What is the price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Chicago?
In the last month, $62.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to Chicago, IL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.42 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Kansas City to Chicago?
The distance between Kansas City and Chicago is approximately 412 miles, or 664 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 22 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?
Trains from Kansas City to Chicago are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kansas City at 7:00am and arrives in Chicago around 7 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Kansas City to Chicago?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
Where is the train station in Kansas City?
There is one train station in Kansas City:
- Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd
Where is the train station in Chicago?
Chicago has one train station:
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
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