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St Louis - Jefferson City Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from St Louis to Jefferson City. Traveling by train from St Louis to Jefferson City usually takes around 2 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Missouri River Runner train can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance107 mi (172 km)
Fastest train2h 25m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day2
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

November 21, 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

May 8, 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

June 14, 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

December 5, 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.

Price trends for trains from St Louis to Jefferson City

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

2 train services operate from St Louis to Jefferson City. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 27m$25.79
Amtrak Missouri River Runner12h 25m$30.69
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Jefferson City every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • Amtrak Missouri River Runner

    Amtrak Missouri River Runner

    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

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

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 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 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 Thursday 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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?

Trains leave the station in St Louis twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Jefferson City 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 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, MO - STL-2

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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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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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

Where is the train station in Jefferson City?

Main arrival station: 101 Jefferson St

Jefferson City has one train station.

All train stations in Jefferson City:

  • 101 Jefferson St

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