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Kansas City-St Louis Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Kansas City to St Louis?

Lowest Price$36.00
Fastest Train5h 40m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to St Louis right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $36.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to St Louis, MO. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.60 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Kansas City to St Louis?

The distance between Kansas City and St Louis is approximately 238 miles, or 383 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 40 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 Kansas City to St Louis 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Kansas City at 8:00am and arrives in St Louis around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Kansas City to St Louis?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to St Louis with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Louis to Kansas City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kansas City to St Louis for $32.00.

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

Amtrak Missouri River Runner is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City, Missouri to St Louis, Missouri. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Missouri River Runner15h 40m$37.94

Where is the train station in Kansas City?

There is one train station in Kansas City:

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Where is the train station in St Louis?

St Louis has one train station:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kansas City, MO to St Louis, MO
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Missouri River Runner report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 24, 2020Solo travel
Easy travel. I had a knee replacement 5 weeks ago and train travel allowed me to get up and walk.
Delayed arrival time due to track changes. I’m used to EuroRail and the tracks are dedicated to express travel.
No ISB ports yet, bring electrical adapter for electronics. With social distancing you get a whole seat to yourself. Bring a pillow to rest on both seats.
November 18, 2019Visiting friends
Very relaxing.
Nothing it qas great.
They have snacks, but I bought my own.
November 16, 2019Visiting family
November 2, 2019Visiting friends
I just love the train in general. Smooth, on time, and I get to see different parts of Missouri that I normally wouldn't see.
Plan an extra hour. Trains are generally slower then cars, BUT so worth it. A nice leisure ride, and everybody is always happier. Sit in the viewing car at least once.
October 12, 2019Vacation
Riding the train was very relaxing. I would recommend that you take a short trip for the experience.
Just enjoy the ride. Take your IPad, music, or your laptop to do some work.

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