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Home -> How to Get Here -> Arriving by Amtrak Train

You can arrive on the Amtrak Southwest Chief train right into the La Plata Station just blocks from the Depot Inn & Suites. Or, you can arrive on the Amtrak California Zephyr into the Ottumwa Station in Iowa, or take the Amtrak Illinois service into the Quincy Station in Illinois. Free shuttle service is always available between the La Plata Amtrak Station and the Depot Inn & Suites. Free shuttle service is available between the Ottumwa and Quincy Stations and the hotel if scheduled at least a week in advance¹. Late check-out is usually available for guests departing by Amtrak at no extra fee. Check with the front desk for late check-out availability when you book your reservation. Keep in mind that Amtrak offers connections to and from hundreds of cities not directly served by these routes so be sure to check www.amtrak.com for the latest, complete schedule and ticketing information. See below for further information on travel to the Depot Inn & Suites by Amtrak:

Amtrak Southwest Chief:

You can get to La Plata from Chicago and all points east on the westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief that arrives into La Plata every evening at 7:36 PM. You can get to La Plata from Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Kansas City and all points west on the eastbound Amtrak Southwest Chief that arrives into La Plata every morning at 9:55 AM. Click here to view the complete schedule of the Amtrak Southwest Chief. Click here and here for information about the La Plata Amtrak Station. Additional Amtrak information and tickets can be obtained at www.amtrak.com. Free hotel shuttle service is always available between the La Plata Amtrak Station and the Depot Inn and Suites. Just call 888-814-3669 or 660-332-4669 in advance to schedule your ride.

Free shuttle service is also available to the local car rental agency. Click here to make an online reservation with Enterprise Car Rentals. For one stop Amtrak, car rental, and hotel reservations, call the "Complete Travel Arrangements" toll-free phone number listed below.

Amtrak California Zephyr:

You can take the Amtrak California Zephyr to Ottumwa, Iowa. The eastbound Amtrak California Zephyr that serves San Franciso (Emeryville), Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and all points west is scheduled to arrive into Ottumwa at 9:09 AM every morning and depart at 6:53 PM every evening. Click here to view the complete schedule of the Amtrak California Zephyr. Click here and here for information about the Ottumwa Amtrak Station. Additional Amtrak information and tickets can be obtained at www.amtrak.com.

If the hotel van is available, free shuttle service will be provided between the Ottumwa Amtrak Station and the hotel. Please call at least a week before your arrival to determine availability and to place your reservation for the shuttle service.

You can also rent a car in Ottumwa and drive yourself to La Plata. Click here to make an online reservation with Enterprise Car Rentals. Click here for driving directions from the Amtrak Station in Ottuma, Iowa (210 W. Main St.), to the Depot Inn & Suites, 76.4 miles - about 1 hour 33 minutes.

Start address: Amtrak 220 W Main St Ottumwa, IA 52501
End address: Depot Inn & Suites 1245 N Brown St La Plata, MO 63549

Start at: Amtrak 220 W Main St Ottumwa, IA 52501

  1. Head southeast on W Main St - 75 ft
  2. Slight right at Washington St - 249 ft
  3. Continue on River Dr - 0.2 mi
  4. Turn right at Church St - 0.5 mi
  5. Turn left to merge onto IA-34/US-63 Continue to follow US-63 - 0.8 mi
  6. Slight left at US-34 - 0.1 mi
  7. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-63 - 1.0 mi
  8. Continue on IA-63 - 15.5 mi
  9. Continue on US-63/Weaver Rd Continue to follow US-63 - 2.1 mi
  10. Turn right at IA-2/IA-63 - 4.8 mi
  11. Turn left at US-63 Entering Missouri - 51.4 mi
  12. Turn right at St Hwy D (N Brown St) - 141 ft

Arrive at: Depot Inn & Suites 1245 N Brown St La Plata, MO 63549

For one stop Amtrak, car rental, and hotel reservations, call the "Complete Travel Arrangements" toll-free phone number listed below.

Amtrak Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr:

Are you taking Amtrak from Galesburg, Chicago, or points east but want additional options? You can take the Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr to Quincy, Illinois, the terminus point of those routes to and from Chicago. Westbound trains arrive Quincy at 12:03 PM and 10:23 PM every day. Eastbound trains depart Quincy at 6:12 AM and 5:30 PM. Click here to view the complete schedule of the Amtrak Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr. Click here and here for information about the Quincy Amtrak Station. Additional Amtrak information and tickets can be obtained at www.amtrak.com.

If the hotel van is available, free shuttle service will be provided between the Quincy Amtrak Station and the hotel. Please call at least a week before your arrival to determine availability and to place your reservation for the shuttle service.

You can also rent a car in Quincy and drive yourself to La Plata. Click here to make an online reservation with Enterprise Car Rentals. Click here for driving directions from the Amtrak Station in Quincy, Illinois (North 30th Street and Wisman Lane), to the Depot Inn & Suites, 67.9 miles - about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Start address: Wisman Ln & N 30th St, Quincy, IL 62301 (Amtrak)
End address: Depot Inn & Suites 1245 N Brown St La Plata, MO 63549

Start at: Wisman Ln & N 30th St, Quincy, IL 62301 (Amtrak)

  1. Head west on County Rd 33/Wisman Ln toward Brook Dr/County Rd 1358 N - 0.5 mi
  2. Turn left at N 24th St/IL-96 S - 1.5 mi
  3. Turn right at Broadway St - 2.0 mi
  4. Continue onto Bay Bridge/US-24 W Continue to follow US-24 W - 6.8 mi
  5. Take the exit toward MO-6 W - 0.2 mi
  6. Turn right at MO-6 W - 13.0 mi
  7. Turn left at MO-156 W 20.4 mi
  8. Turn right at MO-15 N/MO-156 W - 5.7 mi
  9. Turn left at MO-156 W - 16.6 mi
  10. Turn right at US-63 N - 1.0 mi
  11. Turn left at St Hwy D (N Brown St) - 141 ft

Arrive at: Depot Inn & Suites 1245 N Brown St La Plata, MO 63549

Click here for directions to the Depot Inn & Suites
Warning: The Depot Inn & Suites is so new that many online maps and GPS units will not show the correct location for the hotel at 1245 North Brown Street, La Plata, Missouri 63549. For Yahoo! Maps and MapQuest use this address instead to get you to the exact correct location of the hotel: "State Highway D & Amoco Rd, La Plata, MO 63549".

We recommend using Google Maps, which correctly identifies the location of our hotel address.

¹ Restrictions: If arriving into Ottumwa or Quincy by Amtrak, please call the hotel at least a week in advance to verify availability of free hotel shuttle service for the day of your arrival and departure. Free hotel shuttle service is ALWAYS provided to the La Plata Amtrak Station and the Kirksville Airport. Some special Amtrak discount offers are only valid for arrivals and departures from La Plata and not valid with free shuttle service to Ottumwa or Quincy. Because of the distance between Ottumwa and Quincy to the hotel, this free round trip shuttle offer from just these two Amtrak stations can not be exercised by the same hotel guest any more than once every three months. Thank you for your understanding.

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Depot Inn & Suites
1245 N. Brown St., La Plata, MO 63549
Hotel Reservations Only: 888-814-3669 / 660-332-4669
Complete Travel Arrangements: 877-459-5900 / 660-616-4870
(Map & GPS Location: State Highway D & Amoco Rd, La Plata, MO)