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About Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Amtrak Missouri River Runner is the name of the Amtrak regional passenger train connecting Kansas City and St. Louis. Formerly part of the Missouri Service train network, the Missouri River Runner was revamped by Amtrak and the new service began operation in 2009. With a total route length of 283 miles, the train takes about 5 hours and 40 minutes to travel between Kansas City and St. Louis, stopping at 10 stations in cities such as Independence, Sedalia, and Jefferson City.

The Missouri River Runner has a daily ridership of about 500 passengers. Its coach and business class seats are arranged similar to airline seating; the Runner's coach class tickets are priced between £6.60 and £63.79. In St. Louis, the Missouri River Runner connects with Amtrak's Lincoln Service which takes passengers from St. Louis to Chicago.

Contact Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power pointPower point
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

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Amtrak Missouri River Runner train coverage

Daily Trips30
stations10
cities10
countries1

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Missouri River Runner had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 53 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 74 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 90 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 102 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 93 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 97 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 96 reviews

Amtrak Missouri River Runner reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Missouri River Runner

(Based on 104 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.6

Timeliness

4.5

Staff

4.6

Value

4.2

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Missouri River Runner passenger reviews

4.0

Loretto

2 January 2022- Visiting family

St Louis to Kansas City

Comfortable and on time

Comfortable and on time

5.0

Kemitz

31 December 2021- Visiting family

St Louis to Kansas City

It was my first trip on a train. It was clean and the staff was friendly

It was my first trip on a train. It was clean and the staff was friendly

5.0

William

31 December 2021- Business

Jefferson City to Hermann

Pros: I was able to purchase a ticket on line after I boarded. Cons: More publicity on advantages of purchasing your ticket on line in advance to save considerable $. Tips: Reduction from two trains per day to one per day will require more advance round trip planning a...

Pros: I was able to purchase a ticket on line after I boarded. Cons: More publicity on advantages of purchasing your ticket on line in advance to save considerable $. Tips: Reduction from two trains per day to one per day will require more advance round trip planning and added expense.

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5.0

Sherie Lynn

29 December 2021- Vacation

St Louis to Kansas City

Pros: This was our first train ride. I was pleasantly surprised at the laidback nature of the process (not high stress like airports), the spaciousness of coach seating, the comfort of the reclining chairs, drop down tables (like in airplanes), great window views, smoo...

Pros: This was our first train ride. I was pleasantly surprised at the laidback nature of the process (not high stress like airports), the spaciousness of coach seating, the comfort of the reclining chairs, drop down tables (like in airplanes), great window views, smooth ride, low lights, freedom to move around at will, snacks and drinks available for purchase. It was a very relaxing travel experience (even with kids) and I would totally do it again. Cons: They could provide more healthy food options in the food cart. Tips: If you haven’t tried a train ride you should. It’s no fuss and just very a relaxing way to get around.

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1.0

Celina

22 December 2021- Vacation

St Louis to Kansas City

Pros: When it was done. Cons: Commutation concern humbleness. Tips: Be prepared.

Pros: When it was done. Cons: Commutation concern humbleness. Tips: Be prepared.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Routes & Network

Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s train network features 85 train routes that connect 10 cities serving 10 stations. On average, Amtrak Missouri River Runner performs about 30 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers the highest number of daily train service include Kirkwood and Kansas City.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Missouri River Runner

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Kansas City910:00 pm3:10 am
St Louis52:15 pm7:22 pm
Hermann32:15 pm11:06 pm
Kirkwood22:15 pm6:38 pm
Jefferson City72:15 pm11:34 pm
Lee's Summit12:15 pm2:08 am
Warrensburg12:15 pm1:37 am
Washington12:15 pm10:29 pm
Sedalia12:15 pm12:27 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Missouri River Runner

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
Missouri10133Kansas City

Most popular Amtrak Missouri River Runner routes

The train from Kirkwood to Kansas City is Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s most popular route. Trips from Kansas City to Hermann and Kirkwood to Hermann are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Missouri River Runner routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Kirkwood to Kansas City15h 11m£26
Kansas City to Hermann13h 56m£25
Kirkwood to Hermann11h 5m£14
Lee's Summit to Hermann13h 20m£24
Lee's Summit to St Louis15h 4m£26
Warrensburg to Kansas City11h 32m£12
Kansas City to Jefferson City13h 10m£21
Kansas City to St Louis15h 40m£26
St Louis to Jefferson City12h 27m£18

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Missouri River Runner ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Missouri River Runner will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Missouri River Runner WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Yes, there are power points onboard Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbour might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power points, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power point USB converter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Missouri River Runner might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Missouri River Runner's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Missouri River Runner has 30 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Missouri River Runner does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Missouri River Runner requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Amtrak Missouri River Runner provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Missouri River Runner ticket?

Amtrak Missouri River Runner does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Missouri River Runner offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Missouri River Runner goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 30 Amtrak Missouri River Runner trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets start at just £6.60. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Missouri River Runner prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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