How to travel from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

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from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

You can get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO on Oct 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15AMUnion Station5h06 12:21PMSt. Louis Station
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07:15AMUnion Station5h06 12:21PMSt. Louis Station
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07:10PMUnion Station5h13 12:23AMSt. Louis Station
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09:30AMUnion Station5h20 02:50PMSt. Louis Station
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01:45PMUnion Station5h28 07:13PMSt. Louis Station
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Travel Information from Chicago to St. Louis, MO

distanceDistance259 miles (418 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $100
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $42 (€40) • 4 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $100 (€96) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesgojet airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 259 miles (418 km) to St. Louis, MO from Chicago. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are gojet airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.

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Travel Tips: Travel 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Chicago to St. Louis, MO: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $42 (€40) compared to other travel options to St. Louis, MO:

A train is $13 (€13) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Chicago to St. Louis, MO costing on average $55 (€53).

A train is generally $58 (€56) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $100 (€96) from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.

The fastest way from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to St. Louis, MO that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to St. Louis, MO by train can take on average 4 h 12 min.

The distance from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is approximately 259 miles (418 km).

The average frequency per day from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to St. Louis, MO from Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to St. Louis, MO:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to St. Louis, MO:

    • You can travel by plane between Chicago and St. Louis, MO with gojet airlines, and you can find gojet airlines Chicago to St. Louis, MO tickets for $100 (€96) on Omio.
    • You can travel between Chicago and St. Louis, MO by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $42 (€40) with Amtrak from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.
    Omio customers who travel from Chicago to St. Louis, MO often also extend their vacation to go to London, Paris or New York City. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between St. Louis, MO and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before traveling from Chicago to St. Louis, MO, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket is costing on average $55 (€53) one way for this journey.
    • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $100 (€96) one way.
    • A train ticket costs $42 (€40) one way on average for this route.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to St. Louis, MO tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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