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Journey Summary

Chicago to St. Louis, MO Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
6 hours 34 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $29
Trains depart from:Chicago
Trains arrive in:St. Louis, MO
Distance:419 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Chicago to St. Louis

St. Louis is the second-largest city in the state of Missouri, located along the bank of the Mississippi River. The city is endowed with a public transport system that allows travelers from other areas to visit it frequently. Travelers from Chicago cover a distance of 262 miles. A journey by train from Chicago to St. Louis takes an overall duration of 5 hours and 30 minutes. Amtrak Lincoln Service and Amtrak Texas Eagle operate trains from Chicago to St. Louis. There are five trains serving this route every day, totalling over 30 weekly trips. Saturdays are the busiest days to travel via train from Chicago to St. Louis. If a passenger requires extra room while traveling then Thursdays the best option. Trains from Chicago to St. Louis depart from Chicago Union Station and arrive at Gateway Station.The two train stations are well connected to their respective city centers via public transport.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to St. Louis?

There are two companies operating trains from Chicago to St. Louis. Amtrak Lincoln service provides most of the train rides on this route while Amtrak Texas Eagle handles the remaining ones. Amtrak trains along this route offers comfortable, modern, reclining seats, WiFi, sanitized toilets, and always a great view.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to St. Louis?

The distance from Chicago to St. Louis is 260 miles (418 kilometers). The quickest train from Chicago to St. Louis takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes. Other trains arrive at Gateway Station around ten minutes later, so more than manageable for most travelers.

How many trains are there from Chicago to St. Louis?

There are five trains departing from Chicago to St. Louis on a daily basis. Amtrak Lincoln Service offers the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago Union Station to Gateway Station with an average of three trips every day. This brings a total of 79 trips every month and about 20 weekly trips. Amtrak Texas Eagle offers either one or two trains from Chicago to St. Louis every day and one during the weekend. Saturdays are the busiest days to travel on this route while Thursdays are the least active ones if one needs extra room to stretch out.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Chicago to St. Louis?

Departure station: Chicago Union Station is the fourth busiest station in the country, serving an average of three million passengers every year. The train station is situated around a mile from Chicago's city center. Travelers can access the train station through various means of public transport available in the city. A bus from the city center to Chicago Union Station takes approximately six minutes. Restaurants are plentiful for passengers who want to grab something to eat as they wait for their train ride. These include Starbucks, McDonald's, Cajun Grill, Babba's Village and Dunkin Donuts. There are various phone charging stations around the train station that offer their services at a fee. In case one needs retail outlets, the can access Flowers and Gifts or Chicago News Now. There is a lactation suite that maintains privacy for mothers who need to breastfeed their babies. It has been equipped with an electrical outlet, a comfortable bench and designed to accommodate one mother at a time. Key areas of Chicago Union Station have been modernized to accommodate those with limited mobility. They include restrooms, elevators, waiting rooms and the ticket sales office. There are also parking spaces that are inclusive for all people.

Arrival station: A Train from Chicago to St. Louis arrives at Gateway Station which is part of The Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center. Gateway Station is situated 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away from St. Louis' city center. This is close to Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. Passengers have various options for public transport to get to the city center from Gateway Station. There are 18 public transit shops located close to the train station. A walk from the train station to the city center takes approximately 12 minutes. Amenities in the train station include a first-class lounge, restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, payphones and a ticket sales office. Food and snacks can be found at Pizza Hut Express, and KFC branches while cash transactions can be made at ATMs present in the station. Passengers can get more assistance as the staff and security works on a 24-hour basis. There is short and long-term parking located directly west of the main entrance of the train station. Those with limited mobility have access to key areas of the train station. The restrooms, ticket sales office, elevators and waiting rooms are all wheelchair accessible.

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Trains from Chicago to St. Louis, MO
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How much does a cheap train to St. Louis, MO from Chicago cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Chicago to St. Louis, MO for the next 7 days starting from $27 (€22)  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Chicago to St. Louis, MO?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Chicago to St. Louis, MO train to cost on average $27 (€22)  one way.
What is the distance to St. Louis, MO from Chicago by train?
The Chicago to St. Louis, MO train distance is approximately 259 miles (418 km).
How long is a train to St. Louis, MO from Chicago on average?
On average the Chicago to St. Louis, MO train travel time is 5 h 35 min  for the 259 miles (418 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Chicago to St. Louis, MO?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Chicago at 2: 25 PM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 2: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chicago to St. Louis, MO and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets to St. Louis, MO from Chicago to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Chicago to St. Louis, MO within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $27 (€22) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to St. Louis, MO from Chicago are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.