How to travel from Kansas City, KS to Chicago

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from Kansas City, KS to Chicago

You can get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago on 29 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Kansas City Station11h45 20:25Union Station
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£701One-way
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08:40Kansas City Station11h45 20:25Union Station
0 changes
£701One-way

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Travel Information to Chicago from Kansas City, KS

distanceDistance409 miles (660 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£53 - £133
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £53 • 7 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £133 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak

Travel 409 miles (660 km) by flight, coach or train between Kansas City, KS and Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £53. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are American Airlines, Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.

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There are 3 ways to travel from Kansas City, KS to Chicago including taking a flight, coach or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Kansas City, KS to Chicago. Tickets for a train cost on average £53.

This is compared to other travel options to Chicago:

A train is about £81 less than a flight, which costs on average £133 for this trip.

A train journey is usually £10 less than a journey to Chicago by coach, which costs on average £63 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Kansas City, KS to Chicago is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options between Kansas City, KS and Chicago can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Chicago by coach can take on average 12 h 20 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 22 min.

The Kansas City, KS to Chicago distance is approximately 409 miles (660 km).

The average frequency per day from Kansas City, KS to Chicago is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Chicago from Kansas City, KS as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Kansas City, KS to Chicago:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Kansas City, KS to Chicago:

    • You can take a flight from Kansas City, KS to Chicago with American Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £133 with American Airlines from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.
    • You can travel by coach from Kansas City, KS to Chicago with Greyhound, and you can find Greyhound Kansas City, KS to Chicago tickets for £63 on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Kansas City, KS to Chicago with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for £53 with Amtrak from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Kansas City, KS to Chicago with the following travel operators:

    • You can take a direct flight with envoy air, Republic Airlines or American Airlines with direct flights per day.
    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Kansas City, KS to Chicago.

    Looking to extend your trip from Kansas City, KS to Chicago? Many Omio customers who go from Kansas City, KS to Chicago usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like New York City, London or Paris. If you're looking to explore New York City, London or Paris from Chicago, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    Before travelling from Kansas City, KS to Chicago, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £133 one way for this journey.
    • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £63 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £53 one way.

    But we recommend booking Kansas City, KS to Chicago tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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