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Jefferson City - Kansas City Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Jefferson City to Kansas City. Traveling by train from Jefferson City to Kansas City usually takes around 3 hours and 13 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance134 mi (216 km)
Fastest train3h 13m
Lowest price€27.10
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Jefferson City to Kansas City

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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5.0

Mohammed

14 February 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: I am very pleased with my Amtrack train travel! It is the first time for me to travel by train. I like it very much and I will repeat it in my next trip. Cons: I hope the Amtrack station will be similar to the Union Station in Kansas City. Thanks. Tips: No. Thank...

Pros: I am very pleased with my Amtrack train travel! It is the first time for me to travel by train. I like it very much and I will repeat it in my next trip. Cons: I hope the Amtrack station will be similar to the Union Station in Kansas City. Thanks. Tips: No. Thanks.

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

In the last month, €27.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Jefferson City to Kansas City. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €5.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Jefferson City to Kansas City will vary between €27 and €35. Planning a train trip to Kansas City within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Jefferson City over the next 7 days is €27. 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

€47€37€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Jefferson City to Kansas City by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €27 whenever you decide to board the train to Kansas City.

Prices as travel date approaches

€47€37€28€19€93020100

Since the average price of train trips from Jefferson City to Kansas City remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Jefferson City to Kansas City?

2 train services operate from Jefferson City to Kansas City. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 13m€27.72
Amtrak Missouri River Runner13h 13m€33.20
  • 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 Jefferson City to Kansas City every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €27.

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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 101 Jefferson St in Jefferson City and arrives at Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd in Kansas City, and tickets on this route start at €27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City to Kansas City?

The distance between Jefferson City and Kansas City is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 13 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Jefferson City to Kansas City on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Jefferson City at 17:00 and arrives in Kansas City around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City.

City Information

Kansas City

Straddling two states, Kansas City is a vibrant modern city with plenty of activities for visitors. Those wishing to learn more about the city’s culture and history should not miss out on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, which offers artworks for both children and adults alike. If you seek something a bit quirkier and more interesting, the Arabia Steamboat Museum will certainly satisfy your curiosity. While you are in town, don’t forget to pay the Boulevard Brewing Company a visit. It is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest and the source of pride from many local residents.

Kansas City’s signature barbecue is another source of pride, and you should take every occasion to try it out. Some noticeable venues with well-received barbecue dishes include Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ and Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. If that’s not really your thing, The Farmhouse and Providence New American Kitchen are also worth checking out.

Kansas City’s principal bus station is located on Troost Ave, and it offers bus trips to Chicago, Wichita and Denver, among many other places. Kansas City Union Station provides Amtrak intercity train services, and the trains Missouri River Runner and Southwest Chief pass through the station on their way. Kansas City International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Jefferson City?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Jefferson City.

All train stations in Jefferson City:

  • 101 Jefferson St

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