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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Kansas City to Kirkwood. Traveling by train from Kansas City to Kirkwood usually takes around 11 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance227 mi (366 km)
Fastest train5h 7m
Lowest price€34.63
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kansas City to Kirkwood

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Anne

10 November 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: Not crowded, quiet, peaceful. Cons: I would have appreciated a little more help with my baggage to hoist it up into the luggage rack above my seat.

Pros: Not crowded, quiet, peaceful. Cons: I would have appreciated a little more help with my baggage to hoist it up into the luggage rack above my seat.

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

In the last month, €34.63 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Kirkwood. 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 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €52.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€159€106€53MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Kansas City to Kirkwood will vary between €35 and €152. Planning a train trip to Kirkwood within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Kansas City over the next 7 days is €35. 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

€72€58€43€29€14JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Kansas City to Kirkwood by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kansas City to Kirkwood in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €49 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

€96€77€58€38€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kirkwood from Kansas City will be about €52.10 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Kirkwood?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak117h 23m€99.56
Amtrak Missouri River Runner15h 7m€46.70
  • 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 Kansas City to Kirkwood every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €35.

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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 Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd in Kansas City and arrives at 110 W Argonne Dr in Kirkwood, and tickets on this route start at €35.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Kirkwood 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Kansas City to Kirkwood?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Kansas City to Kirkwood. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Kansas City to Kirkwood?

The distance between Kansas City and Kirkwood is approximately 227 miles, or 366 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 7 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 Kansas City to Kirkwood 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 Wednesday. Wednesday 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?

The earliest train departs Kansas City at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Kansas City to Kirkwood?

Trains leave the station in Kansas City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Kirkwood faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kirkwood to Kansas 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 Kansas City?

Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-0Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-1

Departure stations

Union Station in Kansas City is a grand, historic station dating back to 1914 with an imposing columned facade and intricately carved coffered ceilings. The station is truly a destination in itself, where you can explore a series of museums, a planetarium, a 3D theater, and upscale dining options. Train service still runs through Union Station, though, and you can catch the Missouri River Runner to St. Louis or the Southwest Chief to Chicago or Los Angeles. Paid parking, restrooms, and a mothers’ nursing room can be found at the station. Just steps outside are some of the highlights of Kansas City, from Legoland Discovery Center to Penn Valley Park’s various memorials and museums.

All train stations in Kansas City:

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • 500 SE Holliday Pl

  • Santa Maria Bus Stop

  • Union Station

  • 180 W Grand Ave

  • 214 S Topeka St

  • 413 E 7th St

  • BART Station - 1700 Nevin Ave

  • 1011 Railroad Ave

  • 245 Second St

  • Anaheim Stadium Parking - 2626 E Katella Ave

  • 6000 Capistrano Ave

  • Reg Transp Ctr - 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

  • Intermodal Station - 800 Pine St

  • 5885 Horton St

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