COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Find bus tickets from St Louis to Champaign

St Louis-Champaign Bus Schedule

Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Journey Information

St Louis to Champaign bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.16
Fastest time3h 35m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from St Louis to Champaign right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from St Louis to Champaign?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $28.93 was the low point for bus fares from St Louis to Champaign. Buses from Champaign to St Louis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $28.93 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $22.37 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours to cover the 147 miles (236 kilometers) from St Louis, MO to Champaign, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Champaign. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Champaign, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave St Louis?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Champaign, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from St Louis to Champaign. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Champaign; ticket prices start at $39.00.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Champaign?

There is one bus company that operates from St Louis to Champaign. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 0m$35.27

Book Greyhound from St Louis to Champaign from $23. There are 2 Greyhound schedules from St Louis to Champaign and you can expect on average to pay $35 for a Greyhound ticket to Champaign. In St Louis, Greyhound departs to Champaign from Lambert Intl Apt Busport and 1 other station. In Champaign, Greyhound arrives at Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from St Louis to Champaign takes 5 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Champaign in 3 hours and 35 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Champaign.

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

St Louis, Missouri has two bus stations with service to Champaign, Illinois:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
  • Lambert Intl Apt Busport

Where does the bus arrive in Champaign?

All buses from St Louis arrive at one main station in Champaign, Illinois:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Price trends for buses from St Louis to Champaign

Average prices by travel date


Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android