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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from St Louis to Jefferson City. Traveling by train from St Louis to Jefferson City usually takes around 6 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance107 mi (172 km)
Fastest train2h 27m
Lowest price€23.36
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis to Jefferson City

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Robert M

21 November 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: Everything. Cons: Clean the windows. Tips: Take the trsin.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Clean the windows. Tips: Take the trsin.

4.0

Justin

8 May 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

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

Antwaun

14 June 2020- Couples trip

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: The site see. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: The site see. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Aurora

5 December 2019- Business

Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Pros: Very comfortable accommodations. Timely departure and earthly arrival. Excellent customer service. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Very comfortable accommodations. Timely departure and earthly arrival. Excellent customer service. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, €30.38 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis to Jefferson City. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €58.66 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€56€37€19MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Jefferson City will vary between €25 and €49. Planning a train trip to Jefferson 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

€47€37€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis to Jefferson City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Jefferson City in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €44 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

€93€75€56€37€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Jefferson City from St Louis will be about €58.66 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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

2 train services operate from St Louis to Jefferson City. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak38h 34m€57.31
Amtrak Missouri River Runner12h 27m€28.12
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Jefferson City every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €23.

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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 Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St in St Louis and arrives at 101 Jefferson St in Jefferson City, and tickets on this route start at €23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Jefferson 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.

Can you take a train all the way from St Louis to Jefferson City?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from St Louis to Jefferson City. 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 St Louis to Jefferson City?

The distance between St Louis and Jefferson City is approximately 107 miles, or 172 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 27 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from St Louis to Jefferson City 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs St Louis at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 St Louis to Jefferson City?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from St Louis to Jefferson City. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jefferson City to St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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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 St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Departure stations

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Union Station

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

  • Central Station

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

  • 902 Washington Ave

  • University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

  • Penn Station

  • 115 E Front St

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

  • 350 S Illinois St

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