Chicago to St. Louis, MO train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

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72

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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07:10PMUnion Station5h13 12:23AMSt. Louis Station
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721One-way

Train schedule from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

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Fastest train times from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

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Fastest Journey

5 h 13 m

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5 h 13 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

419 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chicago for St. Louis, MO every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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07:10PMUnion Station5h13 12:23AMSt. Louis Station
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721One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

distanceDistance259 miles (418 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$27 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to St. Louis, MO cover the 259 miles (418 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $27 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $27 (€24).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago to St. Louis, MO trains

Find the best trains between Chicago and St. Louis, MO with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $27 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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 from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.

Chicago to St. Louis, MO train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 16 min
  • Average Price: $27
  • Amtrak frequency: 5 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

Travel Tips: Travel by train to St. Louis, MO 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 Chicago to St. Louis, MO.
FAQs
Train tickets between Chicago and St. Louis, MO for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $27 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Chicago to St. Louis, MO train price to come in at an average of $27 (€24)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to St. Louis, MO from Chicago by train to be approximately 259 miles (418 km).
On average the Chicago to St. Louis, MO train time is 4 h 12 min  covering the 259 miles (418 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
For the journey from Chicago to St. Louis, MO you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Chicago and St. Louis, MO on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The average number of trains departing Chicago for St. Louis, MO is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Chicago to St. Louis, MO leaves at 7: 15 AM. The last train departing from Chicago to St. Louis, MO leaves at 7: 10 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to St. Louis, MO train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is on average $27 (€24) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis, MO available a few months in advance.

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