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St Louis to Memphis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$53.26
Fastest time5h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from St Louis to Memphis during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $57.70 was the low point for bus fares from St Louis to Memphis. Buses from Memphis to St Louis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $57.70 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 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $46.78 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 240 miles (387 kilometers) from St Louis, MO to Memphis, TN. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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 Memphis, 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Memphis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis to Memphis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Memphis; ticket prices start at $86.23.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Memphis?

There is one bus company that operates from St Louis to Memphis. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound411h 28m$72.74

Book Greyhound from St Louis to Memphis from $53. There are 4 Greyhound schedules from St Louis to Memphis and you can expect on average to pay $73 for a Greyhound ticket to Memphis. In St Louis, Greyhound departs to Memphis from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St and 1 other station. In Memphis, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from St Louis to Memphis takes 11 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Memphis in 5 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $79 for a weekend getaway trip to Memphis.

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

St Louis, Missouri has two bus stations with service to Memphis, Tennessee:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Memphis?

All buses from St Louis arrive at one main station in Memphis, Tennessee:

  • Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd

Price trends for buses from St Louis to Memphis

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