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 November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kankakee in November
Estimated hotel price
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


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 Wellington and takes around 27h 41m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Kankakee. The train journey from Kankakee to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $27 for a 2h 05m trip. The train station in Kankakee is called Kankakee, and is located 0.4 km from the city centre.


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 Hertz and Alamo, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kankakee, including OurBus, Tornado Bus and Amtrak. From Kalamazoo, the bus ride to Kankakee takes 314 km and will cost you around $76. From Indianapolis, the ticket costs about $106 for a journey of 362 km.

Airports near Kankakee

Airlines serving Kankakee

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Where to stay in popular areas of Kankakee

Hiring a car in Kankakee

Expect to pay $1.68 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 $20.09 and $26.78.