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Dallas - Kansas City Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Dallas to Kansas City. The train trip from Dallas to Kansas City is usually about 26 hours and 18 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 22 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance454 mi (731 km)
Fastest train22h 12m
Lowest price$91.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

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Average score for trains from Dallas to Kansas City

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December 3, 2022- Business

Amtrak

Pros: Exhalent. Cons: The PA system wasn't load enough. Tips: More information.

What is the price of a train ticket from Dallas to Kansas City?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Dallas to Kansas City was $138.35. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $37.77 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75MayJun

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Dallas to Kansas City will cost between $110 and $219. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35JJASONDJFMAM
Ticket prices for the train from Dallas to Kansas City often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $137. If you're thinking of traveling from Dallas to Kansas City during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $163 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Dallas to Kansas City, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $37.77 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Dallas to Kansas City?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Dallas to Kansas City. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 2h 18m$154.14
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Dallas to Kansas City every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $91.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dallas and Kansas City is approximately 454 miles, or 731 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 26 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 hours and 12 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.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Dallas to Kansas City. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Dallas at 3:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Dallas twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kansas City to Dallas.

City Information

Dallas

Dallas, TX - DAL-0

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Dallas, TX - DAL-1

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Kansas City

Straddling two states, Kansas City is a vibrant modern city with plenty of activities for visitors. Those wishing to learn more about the city’s culture and history should not miss out on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, which offers artworks for both children and adults alike. If you seek something a bit quirkier and more interesting, the Arabia Steamboat Museum will certainly satisfy your curiosity. While you are in town, don’t forget to pay the Boulevard Brewing Company a visit. It is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest and the source of pride from many local residents.

Kansas City’s signature barbecue is another source of pride, and you should take every occasion to try it out. Some noticeable venues with well-received barbecue dishes include Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ and Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. If that’s not really your thing, The Farmhouse and Providence New American Kitchen are also worth checking out.

Kansas City’s principal bus station is located on Troost Ave, and it offers bus trips to Chicago, Wichita and Denver, among many other places. Kansas City Union Station provides Amtrak intercity train services, and the trains Missouri River Runner and Southwest Chief pass through the station on their way. Kansas City International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dallas?

Union Station - 400 S Houston St - DALAMT-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station first opened in 1916, and connected Dallas to the United States’ growing rail network. Today, the station offers service on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle line which runs from Chicago to San Antonio. Passengers can also connect to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) within the station. Located just east of downtown Dallas, Union Station is conveniently close to the Dallas Convention Center, the primary bus station, and several of the area’s main freeways. Parking, restrooms, and vending machines are available at the station, and it’s easy to grab a quick bite at any one of numerous nearby eateries, from fast food joints to steakhouses.

All train stations in Dallas:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Where is the train station in Kansas City?

Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-0Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-1

Main arrival station: Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Union Station in Kansas City is a grand, historic station dating back to 1914 with an imposing columned facade and intricately carved coffered ceilings. The station is truly a destination in itself, where you can explore a series of museums, a planetarium, a 3D theater, and upscale dining options. Train service still runs through Union Station, though, and you can catch the Missouri River Runner to St. Louis or the Southwest Chief to Chicago or Los Angeles. Paid parking, restrooms, and a mothers’ nursing room can be found at the station. Just steps outside are some of the highlights of Kansas City, from Legoland Discovery Center to Penn Valley Park’s various memorials and museums.

All train stations in Kansas City:

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

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