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There are 3 daily trains from St Louis to Lee's Summit. Traveling by train from St Louis to Lee's Summit usually takes around 16 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 54 minutes.
|Distance||226 mi (364 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 54m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Lee's Summit?
In the last month, €33.73 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis to Lee's Summit. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €76.01 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis to Lee's Summit 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 St Louis to Lee's Summit in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €67 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Lee's Summit from St Louis will be about €76.01 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from St Louis to Lee's Summit?
2 train services operate from St Louis to Lee's Summit. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 2 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Lee's Summit every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €34.
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 217 SW Main St in Lee's Summit, and tickets on this route start at €34.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit?
How long is the train journey from St Louis to Lee's Summit?
The distance between St Louis and Lee's Summit is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 54 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 from St Louis to Lee's Summit are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs St Louis at 00:00 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 Lee's Summit?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from St Louis to Lee's Summit. 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 Lee's Summit to St Louis.
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Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
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.
Where is the train station in St Louis?
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 - 400 S Houston St
100 N Third St
Archer Ave and S Center Ave
1116 Depot St
109 SW Front St
350 Hoefgen St
Multi-Modal Transportation Center
200 E First St
1400 W Markham St
206 N Border St - Cleburne Intermodal Depot
798 South 5th St
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