How to get from St. Louis, MO to Chicago

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from St. Louis, MO to Chicago

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

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To get from St. Louis, MO to Chicago on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:40St. Louis Station5h25 23:05Union Station
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£281One-way
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17:40St. Louis Station5h25 23:05Union Station
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£281One-way
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06:40St. Louis Station5h25 12:05Union Station
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£281One-way
15:00St. Louis Station5h25 20:25Union Station
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£371One-way
07:55St. Louis Station5h49 13:44Union Station
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£481One-way

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Travel Information to Chicago from St. Louis, MO

distanceDistance259 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £175
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 4 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £175 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesgojet airlines or Amtrak

Travel 259 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Chicago from St. Louis, MO. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are gojet airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from St. Louis, MO to Chicago.

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There are 4 ways to get from St. Louis, MO to Chicago: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from St. Louis, MO to Chicago, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Chicago:

A train is £19 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from St. Louis, MO to Chicago costing on average £46.

A train journey is usually £148 less than a journey to Chicago by plane, which costs on average £175 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Chicago from St. Louis, MO is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Chicago that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 41 min.

You should expect to travel around 259 miles from St. Louis, MO to Chicago.

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

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

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

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

    • You can travel by plane between St. Louis, MO and Chicago with gojet airlines, and you can find gojet airlines St. Louis, MO to Chicago tickets for £175 on Omio.
    • You can take a train from St. Louis, MO to Chicago with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for £27 with Amtrak from St. Louis, MO to Chicago.

    Yes, there are direct services available to Chicago from St. Louis, MO with the following travel operators:

    • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with gojet airlines, skywest airlines, envoy air or American Airlines.
    • You can find around 3 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Chicago as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Chicago from St. Louis, MO.

    Omio customers who travel from St. Louis, MO to Chicago often also extend their holiday to go to New York City, London or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Chicago and these popular destinations at a great price.

    When planning your trip to Chicago from St. Louis, MO, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Coach tickets cost £46 one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost on average £175 one way.
    • Train tickets are costing £27 one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from St. Louis, MO to Chicago online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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