St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS train

Cheap train tickets from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS

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Cheapest

37

Average

37

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
01:15PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 06:55PMKansas City, KS
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371One-way
Amtrak
08:05PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 01:45AMKansas City, KS
0 transfers
371One-way

Train schedule from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS

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01:15PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 06:55PMKansas City, KS
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08:05PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 01:45AMKansas City, KS
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Fastest train times from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

5 h 40 m

Average

5 h 40 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

383 km

Of the 2 trains that leave St. Louis, MO for Kansas City, KS every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
08:05PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 01:45AMKansas City, KS
0 transfers
371One-way
Amtrak
01:15PMSt. Louis, MO5h40 06:55PMKansas City, KS
0 transfers
371One-way

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Overview: Train from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS

distanceDistance237 miles (382 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$38 (€38)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS cover the 237 miles (382 km) long route taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $38 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€38).

Train providers: Amtrak from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS trains

For as little as $38 (€38) you can travel by train between St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, KS with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey to Kansas City, KS from St. Louis, MO.

  • Average Price: $38

Trains from St Louis to Kansas City

How far is Kansas City from St Louis? The two cities are approximately 237 miles (382 km) apart or around 5h 40min if you take the fastest train from St Louis to Kansas City. At least two trains are making this trip west every day. You can book the morning or the evening train, and both are direct trains and take 5h 40min to get to Kansas City. Get the Omio app to quickly and conveniently see all trains from St Louis to Kansas City.

   

St Louis to Kansas City Train Time: Daily Departures

Two trains depart St Louis Station for Kansas City each day. The Missouri River Runner is the train tasked with ferrying people west. The first departure is a direct morning train that departs the station at around 8:15 a.m. Be at the station at least 30min before departure for easy boarding. The last train departs for Kansas City at around 4:00 p.m. These trains are available seven days a week, and you can view the timetable for trains from St Louis to Kansas City from the Omio app on your phone.

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

The distance between St Louis and Kansas City is approximately 237 miles (382 km). You can make the trip by air or bus, but nothing beats a train ride. The Missouri River Runner is the only train plying this route, and the fastest journey takes about 5h 40min. There are two journeys each day, one in the morning and another in the evening. Both trains are direct trains with no changeovers, and both trains take the same time to complete the journey. Using the Omio journey planner app, you can view the distance and duration of any train journey within the US.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from St Louis to Kansas City?

Departure train station: St Louis Station is about a mile (1.6 km) from downtown St Louis, and a taxi or the local bus should get you downtown in less than 5min. The station serves Amtrak trains, light rail, local buses, and regional buses. You will find ATMs, payphones, QuikTrak kiosks, and a first-class lounge at the station. Checked baggage service, bag storage, and baggage assistance by station staff are the services available at the station. Wheelchairs and a wheelchair lift are available at the station, and most of the station is wheelchair accessible, including the ticket offices, platform, restrooms, and parking lots.

Arrival train station: Kansas City Station is just under a mile (1.6 km) from downtown, and a cab should get you downtown in about 4min. You’ll find many amenities at the station, including ATMs, payphones, vending machines, and QuikTrak kiosks. Some services offered at the station include baggage assistance, bag storage, and checked baggage service. The station also provides same-day and overnight parking at a fee. There’s a wheelchair lift at the station and wheelchairs available, plus most areas around the station are wheelchair accessible.

Kansas City Statue Cityscape. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from St Louis to Kansas City?

Amtrak is the sole train provider for trains from St Louis to Kansas City. The Missouri River Runner is the train Amtrak has provided for this journey. There are two departures, one in the morning and another in the evening. Amtrak trains have gained popularity over the years due to their high comfort standards and the many amenities they provide.

On an Amtrak train, you’ll get comfortable reclining seats and free Wi-Fi. Meals and drinks are served on board, and passengers in first and business class get complimentary snacks and beverages from Café Accela. Most Amtrak train routes go through spectacular scenery, which you can enjoy from their viewer cars. Amtrak welcomes pets and service animals, and they’ve got various accommodation options for long-distance journeys. You can read more on Amtrak trains from our Omio magazine, Window Seat.

Amtrak trains from St Louis to Kansas City

Amtrak has two trains leaving St Louis for Kansas City each day. The two trips are made by the Missouri River Runner, a direct train that takes approximately 5h 40min to get from St Louis to Kansas City. The first trip is a morning trip, and be at the station before 8:00 a.m. to catch the first train. The second and last train departs at 4:00 p.m.

St Louis to Kansas City Train: Services on board

Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner is the only train traveling from St Louis to Kansas City. On this train, you can book the coach reserved or business class seats. Coach class passengers get a comfortable seat that reclines, and each passenger will have a power outlet, a fold-down tray, and an individual reading light. You will also have access to food and drinks from Café Accela.

Business-class passengers ride in a section or train car dedicated to them, and they each get large seats with extra legroom, tray tables, power outlets, and complimentary snacks from Café Accela. Business-class is much better for people in wheelchairs as there’s plenty of room to maneuver and a space to store your folded wheelchair. The train offers free Wi-Fi, and you can bring your bike on board; just remember to reserve your space early due to limited bike storage spaces. Service animals, guide dogs, and pets below 20 lbs (9 kg) can ride in the Missouri River Runner.

How to find cheap train tickets from St Louis to Kansas City

There are four ways to score cheap tickets for trains from St Louis to Kansas City. The first is booking your ticket via the Omio app. This is the best way to find great deals and enjoy discounts as you book your train tickets. Another option is booking slower or journeys with changeovers. These journeys are usually priced lower since they take longer than direct or journeys offered by high-speed trains. Option three is booking in advance. With the Omio app, you can book your ticket weeks or months in advance, and this is another clever way of getting cheap train tickets. Finally, allow flexibility in your travel. If you’re free to choose any date of travel, choose the ones with the lowest fares.

Kansas City Residential Street. Source: Shutterstock

To Kansas City by train – travel tips

Kansas City is a fantastic destination if you enjoy great food, entertainment, art, and shopping. And the best part is, for a big city, Kansas City is surprisingly affordable. So as you think of the many reasons to visit this city, have its affordability as number one. From world-class shopping to luxury hotels and gourmet dishes, you’ll find anything in Kansas City, and it will match your budget.

The city is also romantic, and couples looking for a nice romantic getaway should have it on their list. You’ll find many luxurious hotels and nationally acclaimed restaurants great for dinner dates in Kansas City. After dinner, take a romantic evening stroll through the plaza with a view of the glittering river before heading into one of the city’s nightspots for a fun evening.

Moreover, the city is not only fun for couples but families as well. There are many parks, zoos, and playgrounds to explore, and the Nelson Atkins Art Museum is a must-visit when in the city. Speaking of art, if you’re into modern art, the Kemper Modern Art Museum will be a delight for you.

Moreover, both art museums are free. And before you leave, make sure you visit the “Paris of the Plains,” also known as the Country Club Plaza, for a shopping extravaganza. It’s here where you’ll find your unique souvenir to mark your visit to Kansas City.

Travel Tips: Trains from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS

Travel by train to Kansas City, KS easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS to cost as little as $38 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS train to cost on average $38 (€38)  one way.
The distance from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS by train is approximately 237 miles (382 km).
On average the St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS train travel time is 5 h 40 min  for the 237 miles (382 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When taking a train from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Kansas City, KS. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, KS and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The earliest train for this route departs from St. Louis, MO at 1: 15 PM. The last train leaves from St. Louis, MO at 8: 05 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you buy a train ticket from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $38 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, KS are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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