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Travel guide Chicago–Kansas City
What train companies operate the route from Chicago to Kansas City?
The shortest route is operated by Amtrak’s Southwest Chief service.
What is the schedule for the train route from Chicago to Kansas City?
Southwest Chief trains depart once per day, at 3:00 PM.
What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Chicago to Kansas City?
Southwest Chief trains depart from Chicago’s Union Station and arrive in Kansas City Station.
What distance is the train route from Chicago to Kansas City?
The overall distance traveled by rail is around 425 miles.
How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Kansas City by train?
The predicted time of travel is 7 hours 11 minutes. Other routes are also available, although these take over 12 hours and involve transfers.
What are the stops on the train route from Chicago to Kansas City?
After leaving Chicago, there are no transfers. The train passes the following stops along the way: Naperville Station, Mendota Station, Princeton Station, Amtrak Galesburg Station, Fort Madison Station, and La Plata Station.
Why should you travel by train from Chicago to Kansas City?
The train from Chicago to Kansas City takes only marginally longer than the corresponding drive but is much easier and more relaxing, while also being more environmentally friendly.
What is there to see and do in Kansas City?
Kansas City has a number of attractions including shopping, museums, memorials, and theme parks. These include the Crown Center (shopping and related activities), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (world-class art collection), Worlds of Fun (theme park with roller coasters and other entertainment), a National World War I Memorial, Science City (museum with interactive exhibits), the Kansas City Zoo, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a number of restaurants featuring midwest-style American cuisine.