Amtrak Missouri Runner
Amtrak Missouri Runner

Printable 2023 Amtrak Missouri Runner Schedule

The Missouri Runner travels between Kansas City, MO, and St Louis, MO, plus many intermediate stops., Additionally, one Runner connects with the Lincoln Service, allowing you to go from Kansas City to Chicago via St Louis. This printable Amtrak Missouri Runner Schedule page is here for you to use to get a printable schedule and train basic.

The information for these guides comes from Amtrak, and Amtrak can change them anytime.

Temporary Amtrak Missouri Runner Schedule Changes, Service Alerts, And Notices

Amtrak uses this page to inform you of any temporary changes to your train or stations. It doesn’t hurt to check before booking and leaving for the station.

Amtrak Missouri Runner Accommodations

Lincoln Service Coach Seats
Lincoln Service Coach Seats

Seating Accommodations

Coach seating – features comfortable seats, a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets. Some cars have USB chargers.

Business class– includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, you are closer to the cafe car with some complimentary drinks (ask the attendant) and have lounge access in Chicago Union and the St Louis stations.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive 25% bonus points on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.


Carry-On/Trainside bicyclesyou can bring up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2″, Check the link for details, and bike service may not be available at all stations.


Pet – Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.


Cafe – offers a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers for most of the journey. This car may close at the start and end of the route.

You can bring food on the train, but do not bring that food into the cafe car, FDA rules.

You can bring alcohol on the train but cannot consume it while aboard.


Luggage: this train does not offer a checked bag service, but you can bring two pieces of luggage and two personal items.

All bags must be under 50 pounds. For more information, check out Amtrak’s baggage policy.

Amtrak Cafe Car
Amtrak Cafe Car

Amtrak Missouri Runner Schedule

I created this timetable as a guide from data found on Check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times in case they changed without my knowledge.

If there are two times, the first is the arrival, the second is the departure, and if there is only one, it is a quick stop.

Trains 318 and 319 are a combined Missouri Runner/Lincoln Service from Chicago to Kansas City

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Communities Served316
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9:30aChicago, IL
Union Station (CHI)
9:53aSummit, IL (SMT)7:36p12
10:20aJoliet, IL
Gateway Center (JOL)
10:52aDwight, IL (DWT)6:33p74
11:07aPontiac, IL (PON)6:16p92
11:40a | 11:43aBloomington-Normal, IL
5:47p | 5:50p124
12:12pLincoln, IL (LCN)5:18p156
12:41p | 12:44pSpringfield, IL (SPI)4:48p | 4:51p185
1:25pCarlinville, IL (CRV)4:11p224
1:52p |
Alton, IL (ALN)3:41p | 3:43p257
8:15a2:50p | 3:05pSt. Louis, MO
Gateway Station (STL)
9:40p2:20p | 3:00p284
8:44a3:34pKirkwood, MO (KWD)9:08p1:47p297
9:21a4:11pWashington, MO (WAH)8:19p1:03p335
9:50a4:39pHermann, MO (HEM)7:52p12:36p365
10:40a5:32pJefferson City, MO (JEF)7:07p11:49a409
11:50a6:42pSedalia, MO (SED)5:49p10:27a473
12:21p7:13pWarrensburg, MO (WAR)5:19p9:57a502
1:08p7:59pLee’s Summit, MO (LEE)4:36p9:16a554
1:25p8:15pIndependence, MO (IDP)4:19p8:59a557
1:55p8:45pKansas City, MO
Union Station (KCY)
*This train continues to Kansas City, MO, and runs as the Missury Runner/Lincon Service

Printable Amtrak Missouri Runner Schedule

This PDF is just for the Missouri Runner between St Louis and Kansas City,

This PDF is for the Lincoln-Service Missouri Runner that travels between Chicago and Kansas City via St Louis.

Alternatives to the Missouri Runner Schedule

Depending on where you are leaving from or going, these trains might suit your needs better.

Chicago and Kansas City

The Southwest Chief also travels between Chicago and Kansas City.

The Chief connects with other routes such as The Hiawatha, Illinois and Michigan Service, Capitol Limited, Lake Shore Limited, and Cardinal.

You could even connect to this route with the South Shore Line and Metra; some connections may require a walk from another train station.

Chicago and St Louis

If you are looking at the Lincoln Service/Missouri Runner but don’t need to go to Kansas City, you can take one of the other Lincon Service trains.

Another alternative is the Texas Eagle, which offers rooms and coach accommodations.

These trains also connect with The Hiawatha, Illinois and Michigan Service, Capitol Limited, Lake Shore Limited, and Cardinal.

Thanks for Learning About The Missouri Runner Schedule

My goal is to keep these as updated as possible.

Safe Travels,


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