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About St Louis

St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Station Information

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

Popular bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Saint Louis (Lambert Field)

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

What bus companies travel to St Louis, Missouri?

Located in Missouri, St Louis is accessible by bus from 17 other cities. You can choose from 81 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to St Louis on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to St Louis are also available..

Bus companies serving St Louis

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1781d 10h 30m$292.14
Greyhound8913h 46m$112.44
Burlington Trailways389h 52m$166.87
Amtrak Thruway12h 0m$55.97
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Which bus carrier has the best service to St Louis?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to St Louis by bus with Greyhound giving them a 3.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable bus service to St Louis taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 3.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to St Louis punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to St Louis, rating them a 3.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$31.36 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to St Louis, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to St Louis. In the last month, buses from Springfield to St Louis had the lowest average price at $32.04.

The busiest bus station in St Louis is Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in St Louis are:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
  • Saint Louis (Lambert Field)
  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
The closest airport to St Louis is Lambert St Louis Intl Airport (STL), it is located 12.5 miles from the city center of St Louis.
St Louis ranks number 4 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 135 in United States. St Louis has the most bus connections in the region. There are 44 bus schedules arriving in St Louis each day.
The population of St Louis is 315685. St Louis ranks number 2 in terms of population in Missouri and number 95 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to St Louis range from for a short trip to St Louis, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to St Louis starts at , and a longer trip by bus to St Louis can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $31.
People who take the bus to St Louis are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to St Louis easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of St Louis is Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of St Louis. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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