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Kansas City-Topeka Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Kansas City to Topeka?

Lowest Price$15.00
Fastest Train1h 44m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Topeka 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 Topeka?

In the last month, $15.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to Topeka, KS. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Kansas City to Topeka?

The distance between Kansas City and Topeka is approximately 60 miles, or 96 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 44 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Kansas City to Topeka 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 Friday 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 10:00pm and arrives in Topeka about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Kansas City to Topeka?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Topeka with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Topeka to Kansas City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kansas City to Topeka for $26.00.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Topeka?

Amtrak Southwest Chief is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City, Missouri to Topeka, Kansas. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Southwest Chief11h 44m$18.12

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 Topeka?

Topeka has one train station:

  • 500 SE Holliday Pl

Price trends for trains from Kansas City to Topeka

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugSep

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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