There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Topeka by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Chicago Midway to Kansas City  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI

$169 - $346

Cheapest option

Train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Topeka Amtrak Southwest Chief

$75 - $210

4 alternative options

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI

$169 - $327

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, shuttle  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Manhattan (MHK) ORD - MHK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS

$242 - $785

Bus  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks

$77 - $181

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Topeka 591.2 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Topeka is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Topeka is to fly which costs $160 - $350 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Topeka is 469 miles. The road distance is 591.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Chicago to Topeka, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Topeka. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Topeka, Ks via St Louis, Mo and Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Topeka Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Topeka, KS, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Topeka every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Topeka once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 26 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Topeka Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46 - $50
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Greyhound USA
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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
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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