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|Fastest Train||5h 25m|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it better to travel by train or by bus from St. Louis to Chicago?
Traveling by train and traveling by bus from St. Louis to Chicago both have their perks. The average travel time on each mode of transportation is about 5 hours 30 minutes, making that a wash, but there are a few distinct differences.
While traveling by train tends to be a more comfortable option, bus tickets are typically cheaper. Train tickets from St. Louis to Chicago average about $30, whereas bus tickets cost an average of $15.
The other main point of comparison is the number of options per day. There are 5 daily trains that cover this route, all of which are direct. By bus there are 22 daily trips, but only 5 of them are direct.
How many trains per day go from St. Louis to Chicago?
Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Chicago 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 train 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, train 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.
Can you take a train all the way from St Louis to Chicago?
What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Chicago?
In the last month, $40.24 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis, MO to Chicago, IL. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $18.54 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from St Louis to Chicago?
The distance between St Louis and Chicago is approximately 262 miles, or 422 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 25 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from St Louis to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs St Louis at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from St Louis to Chicago?
There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from St Louis to Chicago.
Which train should you take from St Louis to Chicago?
Where is the train station in St Louis?
There is one train station in St Louis:
- Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
Where is the train station in Chicago?
Chicago has one train station:
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
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