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St Louis-Kansas City Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from St Louis to Kansas City. Traveling by train from St Louis to Kansas City usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance238 mi (383 km)
Fastest train5h 40m
Lowest price£26.10
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Missouri River Runner
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Samuel

24 August 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: I was on time. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: I was on time. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Yadu

1 November 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: Punctual timing, great caring staff, spacious space! Cons: Adding more dry snacks in cafe, bathroom cleaning a few times during travel might make travel luxurious! Tips: They were friendly!

Pros: Punctual timing, great caring staff, spacious space! Cons: Adding more dry snacks in cafe, bathroom cleaning a few times during travel might make travel luxurious! Tips: They were friendly!

5.0

Angelluis Iii

14 July 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: South ride and arrived before schedule. The staff was friendly. Cafe cabin representative was helpful and attentive. Cons: There was a car that was not air conditioned. This made the beginning boarding process challenging fo make accommodations and changes to ass...

Pros: South ride and arrived before schedule. The staff was friendly. Cafe cabin representative was helpful and attentive. Cons: There was a car that was not air conditioned. This made the beginning boarding process challenging fo make accommodations and changes to assure being in car with good temperature.

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5.0

Berta

11 July 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Driver and staff were wonderful. Great trip!!

Driver and staff were wonderful. Great trip!!

What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Kansas City?

In the last month, £26.10 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £1.19 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£33£22£11JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Kansas City will vary between £26 and £33. Planning a train trip to Kansas City within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from St Louis over the next 7 days is £26. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£54£43£33£22£11JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis to Kansas City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Kansas City in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£36£29£22£14£73020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kansas City from St Louis will be about £1.19 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Kansas City?

Amtrak Missouri River Runner is the one and only train line which connects St Louis, Missouri to Kansas City, Missouri. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Missouri River Runner15h 40m£26.81

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Kansas City during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to Kansas City?

The distance between St Louis and Kansas City is approximately 238 miles, or 383 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 40 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from St Louis to Kansas City are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves St Louis at 08:00 and arrives in Kansas City around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from St Louis to Kansas City?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Kansas City with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kansas City to St Louis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Louis to Kansas City for £25.37.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in St Louis.

Where is the train station in Kansas City?

Arrival stations

Kansas City has one train station.

Need a return trip from Kansas City to St Louis?

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