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Kansas City - Lee's Summit Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Kansas City to Lee's Summit. The train trip from Kansas City to Lee's Summit is usually about 36 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance17 mi (27 km)
Fastest train0h 36m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Lee's Summit?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Kansas City to Lee's Summit was $11.33. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Lee's Summit if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $2.88.

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Kansas City to Lee's Summit will range from $11 to $15. If you're planning to travel by train to Lee's Summit in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Kansas City you can find in the next 7 days is $11. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Kansas City to Lee's Summit usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $11 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

The price of train trips from Kansas City to Lee's Summit doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Lee's Summit?

2 train services operate from Kansas City to Lee's Summit. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 36m$12.56
Amtrak Missouri River Runner10h 36m$11.79
  • 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 Lee's Summit every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $11.

  • Amtrak Missouri River Runner is a daily passenger train service operated by Amtrak across Missouri. The 283-mile full journey runs alongside the Missouri River, providing excellent views for the journey. The Missouri Runner offers both standard and business-class tickets, and all passengers can enjoy onboard WiFi and a cafe service with food and drinks for sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Kansas City and Lee's Summit is approximately 17 miles, or 27 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 36 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Lee's Summit.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Kansas City to Lee's Summit 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 Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Kansas City at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Kansas City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Lee's Summit with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lee's Summit 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

Main departure station: Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

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

Where is the train station in Lee's Summit?

Main arrival station: 217 SW Main St

Lee's Summit has one train station.

All train stations in Lee's Summit:

  • 217 SW Main St

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