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Travel guide Kansas City–Chicago
What train companies operate the route from Kansas City to Chicago?
There are two main routes: one is operated by Amtrak’s Southwest Chief service, and the other is operated by Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner (service through St. Louis) and Lincoln Service (through Chicago).
What is the schedule for the train route from Kansas City to Chicago?
Trains leave 3 times per day, and departure times are 7:43 AM, 8:15 AM, and 4:00 PM.
What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Kansas City to Chicago?
Trains depart from Kansas City Station and arrive in Chicago’s Union Station.
What distance is the train route from Kansas City to Chicago?
The route covered by the Southwest Chief service covers around 425 miles, while the other route covers around 550 miles.
How long does it take to travel from Kansas City to Chicago by train?
The Southwest Chief service takes about 7.5 hours, while the other route takes 12 to 18 hours, depending on the departure time.
What are the stops on the train route from Kansas City to Chicago?
Intermediate stops along the Southwest Chief route are La Plata Station, Fort Madison Station, Amtrak Galesburg Station, Princeton Station, Mendota Station and Naperville Station. On the other route, stops along the Missouri River Runner service are Independence Station, Lee’s Summit Station, Warrensburg Station, Sedalia Station, Jefferson City Station, Hermann Station, Washington Station, Kirkwood Station, and St. Louis Station (transfer point), and stops along the Lincoln Service portion include Alton Station, Carlinville Station, Amtrak Springfield Station, Lincoln Station, Uptown Station, Pontiac Station, Dwight Station, Joliet Station, and Summit Station.
Why should you travel by train from Kansas City to Chicago?
The shortest route has a comparable time to driving, but traveling by train is much easier than traveling by car, since passengers need not focus on the road. Also, passengers can avoid the high parking fees in Chicago.
What is there to see and do in Chicago?
Chicago offers visitors many things to do, including the Navy Pier, Chicago Cubs baseball games at the famous Wrigley Field, and a bustling nightlife in the Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, and downtown areas.