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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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Travel Information between Chicago and St. Louis, MO

distanceDistance259 miles (418 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $77
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $26 (€22) • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $77 (€63) • 1 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 259 miles (418 km) to St. Louis, MO from Chicago. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.

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How do I reach St. Louis, MO from Chicago?

You can travel between Chicago and St. Louis, MO 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Chicago to St. Louis, MO?

The cheapest way to go to St. Louis, MO from Chicago is by taking a train, which costs on average $26 (€22).

This is compared to other ways of getting to St. Louis, MO:

Taking a train is usually $13 (€10) less than taking a bus to St. Louis, MO, which costs on average $39 (€32) for the same trip.

A train is $51 (€42) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Chicago to St. Louis, MO costing on average $77 (€63).

What is the fastest way from Chicago to St. Louis, MO?

The fastest way to get to St. Louis, MO from Chicago is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 9 min.

Other travel options to St. Louis, MO can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to St. Louis, MO by bus can take on average 6 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

How far is St. Louis, MO from Chicago?

You should expect to travel around 259 miles (418 km) between Chicago and St. Louis, MO.

Where do I depart from Chicago? Where do I arrive in St. Louis, MO?

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

    Which travel companies can get me 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 to St. Louis, MO from Chicago by bus with Greyhound. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $39 (€32) with Greyhound from Chicago to St. Louis, MO.
    • You can travel by plane from Chicago to St. Louis, MO with American Airlines, and you can find American Airlines Chicago to St. Louis, MO tickets for $77 (€63) on Omio.
    • You can travel by train from Chicago to St. Louis, MO with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Chicago to St. Louis, MO tickets for $26 (€22) on Omio.
    What is another destination I should add to my tour 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.
    When should I book a ticket from Chicago to St. Louis, MO online to score the best deals?

    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 $39 (€32) one way for this journey.
    • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $77 (€63) one way on average.
    • A train ticket for this route is costing $26 (€22) one way on average.

    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.