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Trains from Independence to St Louis

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Independence to St Louis. Traveling by train from Independence to St Louis usually takes around 5 hours and 21 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance229 mi (369 km)
Fastest train5h 21m
Lowest price€33.64
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Missouri River Runner
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €33.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Independence to St Louis. 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €28.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Independence to St Louis by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Independence to St Louis in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €43 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to St Louis from Independence will be about €28.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Independence to St Louis?

2 train services operate from Independence to St Louis. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 21m€43.73
Amtrak Missouri River Runner15h 21m€50.76
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Independence to St Louis every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €34.

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  • Amtrak Missouri River Runner

    Amtrak Missouri River Runner

    The Missouri River Runner is an Amtrak regional passenger train whose full route runs across Missouri, from Kansas City to St. Louis. Both Coach Class and Business Class passengers will enjoy the free WiFi on board, power outlets at each seat, and the option to purchase snacks in the cafe car. The train departs from 600 S Grand Ave in Independence and arrives at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St in St Louis, and tickets on this route start at €34.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Independence to St Louis 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 Independence to St Louis?

The distance between Independence and St Louis is approximately 229 miles, or 369 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 21 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 departing from Independence to St Louis tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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

Is there a direct train from Independence to St Louis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to St Louis 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 St Louis to Independence.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Independence?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Independence.

All train stations in Independence:

  • 600 S Grand Ave

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