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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 DKK 54.95 and DKK 366.31. In St. Louis, the Missouri River Runner connects with Amtrak's Lincoln Service which takes passengers from St. Louis to Chicago.

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Amtrak Missouri River Runner train coverage

Daily Trips30
stations10
cities10
countries1

Amtrak Missouri River Runner train amenities

Amtrak Missouri River Runner
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Amtrak Missouri River Runner reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Missouri River Runner

(Based on 60 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.6

Timeliness

4.5

Staff

4.6

Value

4.1

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Missouri River Runner passenger reviews

4.0

Erik

17 May 2021 - Visiting friends

Pros: We took off & arrived on time. Cons: Food prices too high.

Pros: We took off & arrived on time. Cons: Food prices too high.

5.0

Lee-Ann

14 May 2021 - Couples trip

Pros: It was an absolutely stress-free way to travel! The personnel were extremely friendly and jovial. We loved their sense of humor. Cons: We could not think of any ways to improve the trip. It was fabulous! Tips: Give Amtrak a try! The leg room was wonderful and...

Pros: It was an absolutely stress-free way to travel! The personnel were extremely friendly and jovial. We loved their sense of humor. Cons: We could not think of any ways to improve the trip. It was fabulous! Tips: Give Amtrak a try! The leg room was wonderful and you can get up an stretch if you have sat too long.

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4.0

Justin

8 May 2021 - Visiting family

Pros: First time I had taken a train anywhere. Could just sit back and relax, was comfy and nicer than I thought it would be. Enjoyed it very much. Cons: Was good, wifi a bit slow.

Pros: First time I had taken a train anywhere. Could just sit back and relax, was comfy and nicer than I thought it would be. Enjoyed it very much. Cons: Was good, wifi a bit slow.

5.0

Rhonda

1 May 2021 - Vacation

Pros: Time to visit with friends...girls trip! Cons: Because of COVID we weren’t allowed in dining cart...disappointing. Tips: Not really.

Pros: Time to visit with friends...girls trip! Cons: Because of COVID we weren’t allowed in dining cart...disappointing. Tips: Not really.

5.0

Angelina Renee

22 December 2020 - Couples trip

Always wanted to ride the train. Great experience!

Always wanted to ride the train. Great experience!

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.

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 DKK 54.95. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Washington to Kansas City
Travel DateMon 14 Jun
PriceDKK 219.79
Warrensburg to St Louis
Travel DateMon 14 Jun
PriceDKK 213.68
Kirkwood to Washington
Travel DateMon 14 Jun
PriceDKK 85.47
Kansas City to St Louis
Travel DateMon 14 Jun
PriceDKK 219.79
Kirkwood to Jefferson City
Travel DateThu 17 Jun
PriceDKK 140.42