Duration 4h 32m
Distance 591.2 miles
Average price $200
Possible routes 7 found

Chicago to Topeka

Rome2rio has found 7 ways to get from Chicago to Topeka by flight, shuttle, car, train and bus. We recommend flying from Chicago Midway to Kansas City and then taking the shuttle from Kansas City Airport to Capital Plaza Hotel, Topeka, which takes around 5h 43m. Alternatively, driving from Chicago to Topeka is the cheapest option and takes around 9h 37m. While flying from Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan and then driving from Manhattan to Topeka is the fastest option and takes around 4h 32m.

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Fly Chicago Midway to Kansas City, shuttle

  1. Chicago Midway
  2. Kansas City Airport
  3. Topeka
5h 43m
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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Manhattan, drive

  1. Chicago O'Hare
  2. Manhattan
  3. Topeka
Fastest
4h 32m
$178 - $715

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City, shuttle

  1. Chicago O'Hare
  2. Kansas City Airport
  3. Topeka
6h 4m

Train to Milwaukee, fly to Kansas City, shuttle

  1. Chicago Union Station
  2. Milwaukee
  3. Kansas City Airport
  4. Topeka
7h 31m

Train

  1. Chicago Union Station
  2. Topeka
9h 36m
Bookable on Rome2rio
$60 - $85

Bus

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis
  3. Topeka
14h 20m
$64 - $90

Drive

  1. Chicago
  2. Topeka
9h 37m
Cheapest
$55 - $85

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Chicago to Topeka? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Topeka is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $750 and takes 4h 32m.

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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 Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Topeka Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 36m.

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Topeka without a car is to train which takes 9h 36m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Chicago to Topeka, including transfers.

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Chicago to Topeka bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Chicago to Topeka train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Topeka is to train which takes 9h 36m and costs $60 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Chicago to Topeka bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Topeka, Ks station.

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Chicago to Topeka train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Topeka Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Topeka is 591 miles. It takes approximately 9h 37m to drive from Chicago to Topeka.

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

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Book your Chicago to Topeka train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Topeka. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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How to travel from Chicago to Topeka

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Chicago to Topeka right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Chicago and Topeka?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Topeka once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 9h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Topeka via Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis in around 14h 20m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85

Topeka, United States

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, located in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census. - Wikipedia

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