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About Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Amtrak Missouri River Runner is a daily passenger train service operated by Amtrak across Missouri. A one-way journey all the way through the route lasts just under six hours, taking in eight intermediate station stops, including the state capital, Jefferson City.

The 283-mile full journey was named the Missouri River Runner because the eastern half of its route between Jefferson City and St. Louis runs alongside the Missouri River, providing excellent views for most of the trip.

As with many – but not all Amtrak services – passengers who choose to cross the state by rail can enjoy comfortable seats with leg room substantially more spacious and comfortable than most airlines, even with a standard coach class ticket. Business-class seating is also available in dedicated sections of the Missouri River Runner, providing even higher levels of comfort. Trains also boast onboard WiFi and an optional café service with food and drinks.

Wanderu has been an official partner of Amtrak since 2015, making Wanderu the one-stop shop for all Amtrak services- including the Amtrak Missouri River Runner. Get the cheapest train tickets available on Wanderu!

Contact Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Online support: Amtrak Missouri River Runner website

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
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Amtrak Missouri River Runner train coverage

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What travelers are saying about Amtrak Missouri River Runner

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Missouri River Runner had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 87 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 101 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 126 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 142 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 131 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 138 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 137 reviews

Amtrak Missouri River Runner reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Missouri River Runner

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Amtrak Missouri River Runner passenger reviews



December 31, 2023- Solo travel

St Louis to Jefferson City

Excellent service will be back to Jeff city soon.



December 25, 2023- Visiting family

St Louis to Kansas City

Pros: It was scenic and comfortable ! I would live to do it again. Cons: I had a passenger behind me with a heavy chronic cough. I felt like germs were being spewed everywhere. Passengers that have cold symptoms should be required to wear a mask. Tips: Make sure you bring plenty to snack on , and something to entertain yourself with.



November 21, 2023- Visiting family

Kansas City to Jefferson City

Pros: Safe way to travel and avoid highways and bad drivers. Cons: I think a ramp instead of stairs getting in and out of the train for elderly folks, or those with physical disabilities would be very beneficial. Along with the ease of moving luggage would be fantastic. Ramp over the stairs instead of replacing the stairs could be done.



November 5, 2023- Solo travel

Kirkwood to Hermann

Pros: Convenient. Cons: Go at a time where the wineries would still be open later in Hermann. Tips: Na.



November 3, 2023- Visiting friends

Kirkwood to Hermann

Pros: Good scenery and weather. Cons: Not much. Tips: None.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Routes & Network

Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s train network features 81 train routes that connect 10 cities serving 10 stations. On average, Amtrak Missouri River Runner performs about 21 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers the highest number of daily train service include Kirkwood and Kansas City.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Missouri River Runner

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Kansas City71:10 pm6:20 pm
St Louis109:05 pm3:13 am
Hermann11:10 pm12:12 am
Kirkwood12:10 pm1:24 am
Jefferson City92:10 pm11:54 pm
Lee's Summit11:10 pm9:05 pm
Warrensburg131:10 pm9:41 pm
Washington12:10 pm12:57 am
Sedalia11:10 pm11:24 pm

Most popular Amtrak Missouri River Runner routes

The train from Kirkwood to Kansas City is Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s most popular route. Trips from St Louis to Jefferson City and Kirkwood to Hermann are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Missouri River Runner routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Kirkwood to Kansas City15h 11m$23
St Louis to Jefferson City12h 25m$20
Kirkwood to Hermann11h 6m$15
Hermann to Kansas City14h 5m$24
Jefferson City to Kansas City13h 15m$21
Lee's Summit to St Louis15h 4m$26
Warrensburg to Kansas City11h 34m$10
Hermann to Lee's Summit13h 18m$23
St Louis to Kansas City15h 40m$26

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Missouri River Runner ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner Train Guide & FAQs

Yes, Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Missouri River Runner will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Missouri River Runner WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Missouri River Runner might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Amtrak Missouri River Runner has 21 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Amtrak Missouri River Runner does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Amtrak Missouri River Runner requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Amtrak Missouri River Runner goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Missouri River Runner offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 21 Amtrak Missouri River Runner trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets start at just $6.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Missouri River Runner tickets?

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