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Kansas City to Chicago train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.00
Shortest Duration7h 0m
Trips per day1
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Kansas City to Chicago train tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $69.21. By booking 14 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 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 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 Kansas City to Chicago has the most daily schedules

On average there is 1 train trip per day. Amtrak has the most options for departures from Kansas City to Chicago, with an average of 1 trip per day and 19 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Kansas City to Chicago. Of the 1 trip there is 1 trip that is a direct route with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Kansas City to Chicago starts at $36.00.

2 carriers offer Kansas City to Chicago train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from Kansas City to Chicago from $37.00. There are 1 Amtrak schedules from Kansas City to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $68.37 for a Amtrak ticket to Chicago. In Kansas City, Amtrak departs to Chicago 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 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $70.26 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

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Avg. Time
12h 26m
Avg. Price
$68.37

Amtrak Southwest Chief

Book Amtrak Southwest Chief from Kansas City to Chicago from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Southwest Chief schedules from Kansas City to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $81.55 for a Amtrak Southwest Chief ticket to Chicago. In Kansas City, Amtrak Southwest Chief departs to Chicago 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 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Southwest Chief offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $90.52 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
Avg. Time
7h 23m
Avg. Price
$81.55

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