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Journey Information

Chicago to St Louis coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£21.19
Shortest Duration6h 15m
Trips per day12
Coach lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Chicago to St. Louis?

Yes, the Amtrak runs from Chicago to St. Louis. Both the Amtrak Texas Eagle and Amtrak Lincoln Service cover this route.

However, the bus may be a better option. Both the train and the bus take as little as just over 5 hours to reach St. Louis, but bus tickets cost $22 on average, whereas train tickets cost closer to $30. Plus, while there are only 5 daily train trips for this route, there are 15 daily bus trips, so it may be easier to find a bus trip that fits your schedule.

Does Megabus go to St. Louis from Chicago?

Yes, Megabus does go to St. Louis from Chicago. Megabus offers 1 trip per day for this route, and tickets cost about $25 on average.

What is the cheapest bus from Chicago to St. Louis?

The cheapest bus from Chicago to St. Louis is usually Greyhound, with an average price of about $24.50 per ticket. Greyhound also offers the most daily trips for this route.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to St Louis 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Chicago to St Louis?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £21.71 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to St Louis. Coaches from St Louis to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £21.71 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 16 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £16.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 12 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 262 miles (422 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to St Louis at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to St Louis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to St Louis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Chicago to St Louis; ticket prices start at £19.62.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to St Louis?

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

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1212h 31m£28.45

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Coaches to St Louis leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the coach arrive in St Louis?

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in St Louis, Missouri:

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

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to St Louis

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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
7 July 2019Solo travel
Air conditioner is leaking water to the seats

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)

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