How to get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||259 miles (418 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$61 - $225|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $61 (€54) • 10 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $225 (€200) • 1 h 18 min|
|Popular travel companies||Greyhound or United|
Travel 259 miles (418 km) by bus or flight between Chicago and St. Louis, MO. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€54). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or United among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $23 (€20). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your travel journey from Chicago to St. Louis, MO, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
United Airlines is one of the USA’s leading airline and operates domestic and international routes. Economy, Premium Economy and Business are the ticket fares that the airline offers for your next travel to St. Louis, MO from Chicago.
There are 2 ways to get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO: bus or flight.
The cheapest way to get from Chicago to St. Louis, MO is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $61 (€54) compared to other travel options to St. Louis, MO:
Taking a bus costs $164 (€146) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $225 (€200).
The quickest way to travel to St. Louis, MO from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 18 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 10 h 30 min.
You should expect to travel around 259 miles (418 km) between Chicago and St. Louis, MO.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Chicago to St. Louis, MO:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Chicago to St. Louis, MO with the following travel companies:
Direct services to St. Louis, MO tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
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