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Missouri River Runner


St Louis - Jefferson City - Kansas City

The Missouri River Runner service by Amtrak provides a scenic journey between St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Kansas City , Missouri. Experience the beauty of the Missouri River Valley, picturesque landscapes, and historic landmarks. Relax in comfortable seating and enjoy amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets.

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the Missouri River Runner service offers a convenient and enjoyable way to explore the diverse attractions and rich history of Missouri.

6 hours

Trip Time

283 mi (455 km)

Trip Length

Twice Daily


Route Highlights

St. Louis, Missouri: Starting in St. Louis, passengers can marvel at the iconic Gateway Arch, symbolizing the westward expansion of the United States. Exploring the city further reveals the historic Old Courthouse and the vibrant arts scene at Grand Center.

Kirkwood, Missouri: The charming suburb of Kirkwood features a beautifully restored train station, where passengers can enjoy the picturesque downtown area filled with boutiques and eateries.

Meramec River Crossing: Soon after departing Kirkwood, the train crosses the Meramec River, offering tranquil views of the waterway, surrounded by lush greenery and recreational parks.

Washington, Missouri: The journey continues to Washington, a riverside town with its historic downtown area. The city offers a glimpse of the Missouri wine country and the Missouri River, visible from the station platform.

Hermann, Missouri: As the train meanders along the Missouri River, it stops in Hermann, known for its German heritage. The town's historic buildings, wineries, and views of the river create a picturesque and culturally rich atmosphere.

Jefferson City, Missouri: The capital city of Missouri features the magnificent Missouri State Capitol building with its impressive dome. Here, passengers can also explore the nearby Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza, celebrating the famous explorers' journey.

Missouri River Bluffs: The train continues to follow the Missouri River, providing panoramic views of limestone bluffs, wooded hills, and historic sites like the Moniteau Creek Battle Site.

Sedalia, Missouri: Sedalia offers a rich railroad heritage, and visitors can explore the historic Katy Depot and both the Missouri State Fairgrounds and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Warrensburg, Missouri: As the train approaches Warrensburg, passengers are greeted by a mix of rural landscapes and the bustling home of the University of Central Missouri.

Lee's Summit to Independence: This stretch offers a blend of modern suburbs and historic sites, including President Harry S. Truman's home in Independence, visible from the train.

Kansas City, Missouri: The journey concludes in Kansas City, where attractions like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Union Station, and the vibrant Power & Light District await exploration.



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