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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from St Louis to Dallas. Traveling by train from St Louis to Dallas usually takes around 18 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 15 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance548 mi (882 km)
Fastest train15h 35m
Lowest price$111.22
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis to Dallas

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Blake

August 6, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: The train was very smooth it was not a bumpy ride per se. I also liked that all of the staff were helpful and willing to answer the questions I had kindly and eloquently. Cons: The seats are outdated, and could use some more cushioning to make it easier to relax ...

Pros: The train was very smooth it was not a bumpy ride per se. I also liked that all of the staff were helpful and willing to answer the questions I had kindly and eloquently. Cons: The seats are outdated, and could use some more cushioning to make it easier to relax and sleep. I also wish my train had Wi-Fi. Tips: Download entertainment ahead of time, even if the train has Wi-Fi it may be spotty since you’re traveling through rural areas frequently. Also bring a large pillow and blanket to make sleeping in coach a little more comfortable.

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5.0

Frank

April 27, 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Pros: Everything... fast and fun. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Everything... fast and fun. Cons: Nothing.

What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Dallas?

In the last month, $150.89 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis to Dallas. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $143.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$192$128$64AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Dallas will vary between C$111 and C$183. Planning a train trip to Dallas within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from St Louis over the next 7 days is C$128. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$192$153$115$77$38SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis to Dallas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$120 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Dallas in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$176 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$288$230$173$115$583020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Dallas from St Louis will be about C$143.11 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Dallas?

2 train services operate from St Louis to Dallas. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 1h 45m$247.14
Amtrak Texas Eagle115h 35m$146.21
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Dallas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $170.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from St Louis to Dallas on the Texas Eagle usually takes 15 hours and 35 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from St Louis to Dallas?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from St Louis to Dallas. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to Dallas?

The distance between St Louis and Dallas is approximately 548 miles, or 882 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 35 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from St Louis to Dallas on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs St Louis at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Dallas?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from St Louis to Dallas. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dallas to St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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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.

Dallas

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Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas, as well as one of the state's best vacation destinations. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

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

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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • Bus Terminal - 119 NW 6th St

Where is the train station in Dallas?

Union Station - 400 S Houston St - DALAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station - 400 S Houston St

Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station first opened in 1916, and connected Dallas to the United States’ growing rail network. Today, the station offers service on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle line which runs from Chicago to San Antonio. Passengers can also connect to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (or DART) within the station. Located just east of downtown Dallas, Union Station is conveniently close to the Dallas Convention Center, the primary bus station, and several of the area’s main freeways. Parking, restrooms, and vending machines are available at the station, and it’s easy to grab a quick bite at any one of numerous nearby eateries, from fast food joints to steakhouses.

Train stations in Dallas:

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

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