Kankakee travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kankakee

With a population of 27,537, Kankakee is a must-see destination in Illinois, United States.

When to visit Kankakee

Kankakee in March
Estimated hotel price
$148
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kankakee in March
Estimated hotel price
$148
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kankakee in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -9 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 99 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kankakee, with an average rainfall of 37 mm.

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How to Get to Kankakee

Plane

Although Kankakee doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 87 km from Kankakee. The shortest flight to Kankakee from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 19m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Kankakee. The train journey from Kankakee to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $43 for a 2h 05m trip. The train station in Kankakee is called Kankakee, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kankakee is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 86 km from Kankakee. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kankakee, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Kankakee takes 137 km and will cost you around $36. From Grand Rapids, the ticket costs about $125 for a journey of 330 km.

Plane

Although Kankakee doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 87 km from Kankakee. The shortest flight to Kankakee from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 19m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Kankakee. The train journey from Kankakee to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $43 for a 2h 05m trip. The train station in Kankakee is called Kankakee, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kankakee is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 86 km from Kankakee. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Thrifty, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kankakee, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Kankakee takes 137 km and will cost you around $36. From Grand Rapids, the ticket costs about $125 for a journey of 330 km.

Airlines serving Kankakee

KLM
Good (843 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,724 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,465 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,354 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (770 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (948 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (929 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (777 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,661 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (459 reviews)
Air Transat
Good (269 reviews)
Porter Airlines
Good (174 reviews)
WestJet
Good (2,016 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (421 reviews)
Volaris
Good (706 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Kankakee

Hiring a car in Kankakee

Expect to pay $1.65 per litre in Kankakee (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.69 and $26.25. Compact (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Kankakee, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $1.65 per litre in Kankakee (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.69 and $26.25. Compact (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Kankakee, while also 27% cheaper than other types, on average.