Cheap St Louis to Chicago  train tickets

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How much are St Louis to Chicago train tickets?

Lowest Price$33.31
Fastest5h 25m
Daily Schedules5
train carriers2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for St Louis to Chicago
4.6
Based on 10 reviews
Amtrak Lincoln Service
4.8
Based on 8 reviews
Based on 8 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 86 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
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Kenan
4.0
August 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Spacious, clean and comfortable only problem was the AC wasn’t working in our cabin
Victor Emanuel
5.0
August 13, 2019
Pros
The view
Cons
Free bottle water
Tips
Safe travels
Julie
5.0
July 5, 2019Couples trip
Pros
I like the convenience of taking the train and not having to drive.
Cons
If the train were more modern and faster with less stops!
Tips
Keep your kids in check and be courteous while on the phone everyone doesn’t need to hear all your business
Blair
5.0
June 28, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nice big seats and comfy.
Cons
Foot rest for when you’re reclined.
Karma
4.0
June 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Most helpful STL gate attendant! Red cap service in Chicago
Cons
The speed of the train and the number of stops without people boarding or exiting the train
Tips
No
Amtrak Texas Eagle
4.0
Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Texas Eagle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
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Charlotte
4.0
August 9, 2019Vacation
Cons
More choices of snacks.
Marilyn
4.0
July 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable conditions
Cons
Restroom cleaning could be better

How to buy cheap train tickets from St Louis to Chicago ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from St Louis to Chicago is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from St Louis to Chicago was $37.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $7.99 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from St Louis to Chicago ? What is the distance between St Louis to Chicago ?

The distance between St Louis to Chicago is 262.45 miles or 422.27 km. A train trip from St Louis to Chicago typically takes 5 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Lincoln Service. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 5 hours and 25 minutes to get from St Louis to Chicago.

Going from St Louis to Chicago by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Sunday trains from St Louis to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Lincoln Service has the most frequent connections between St Louis to Chicago

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. On the route to Chicago 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Lincoln Service offers the most scheduled departures between St Louis to Chicago, usually offering 4 trips per day. 5 train trips per day are direct connections to Chicago, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from St Louis to Chicago, which start at $1.33.

St Louis to Chicago is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Amtrak Lincoln Service train tickets from St Louis to Chicago start from $33.31, and on average cost $43.78. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Lincoln Service schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Lincoln Service in St Louis leaves from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From St Louis to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Lincoln Service takes 5 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $46.18 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 37m
Avg. Price
$43.78

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from St Louis to Chicago start from $33.31, and on average cost $54.17. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Chicago. Amtrak Texas Eagle in St Louis leaves from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,

From St Louis to Chicago train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 5 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 25 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Chicago on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost $57.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from St Louis.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 57m
Avg. Price
$54.17

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart St Louis on their way to Chicago. The busiest departure station in St Louis serving this route is Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St.
  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Chicago from St Louis., The busiest departure station in St Louis serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St