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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$90 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$69 - $98

5 alternative options

Drive  •  8h 40m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Lee's Summit 508.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Chicago Midway to Kansas City, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Lee's Summit Amtrak

$137 - $328

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Lee's Summit Amtrak

$137 - $309

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Kansas City, train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Kansas City (MCI) MKE - MCI
  3. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Lee's Summit Amtrak

$215 - $968

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Springfield, drive  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF
  2. Drive from Springfield to Lee's Summit

$177 - $387

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $390 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Lee's Summit. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at On 350 Hwy And Chipman Southbound via St Louis, Mo, On 11Th At Troost Westbound and On Grand At 12Th Northbound. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Lee's Summit. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Lee's Summit Amtrak via Kansas City Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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The distance between Chicago and Lee's Summit is 412 miles. The road distance is 508.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit without a car is to train which takes 8h 46m and costs $85 - $230.

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It takes approximately 8h 46m to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit, including transfers.

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Chicago to Lee's Summit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to Lee's Summit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit is to train which takes 8h 46m and costs $85 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 12h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Lee's Summit.
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  • Distance: 412.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 46m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Lee's Summit, MO, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Lee's Summit once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Lee's Summit via St Louis, Mo, Kansas City, Mo, On 11Th At Troost Westbound, On 11Th/Petticoat Lane At Main Westbound, and On Grand At 12Th Northbound in around 12h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Milwaukee to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Kansas City Union Station to Lee's Summit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Room
$120 - $180
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Chicago to Lee's Summit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Chicago to Lee's Summit train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Lee's Summit is 508 miles. It takes approximately 8h 40m to drive from Chicago to Lee's Summit.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Lee's Summit. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23m and costs $2 - $4.

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