Cheap train tickets from Chicago to St Louis

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How much are train tickets from Chicago to St Louis?

Lowest Price£19.36
Fastest5h 20m
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train companies2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Chicago to St Louis
4.6
Based on 19 reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
4.4
Condition
4.4
Maria Antonietta
4.0
16 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was on time
Cons
The wagon was cold, needed a heating system in the wagon
Akhila
5.0
12 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very quiet and comfortable trip Very punctual Enjoyed the journey
Cons
Just fine
Tips
Very convenient travel
Rosa E
5.0
18 October 2019
Pros
Thanks so much.. everything was wonderful
Daniel
5.0
11 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
I prefer the space of the train to that of an airplane. It makes it easier to work.
Cons
Healthier food options would be great. There weren't many that had any vegetables.
Tips
Bring your own food or eat beforehand.
Patrick
4.0
20 September 2019Couples trip
Pros
Time spent with date
Cons
I woud like to see shades or curtains on binds on windows to help with the bright sunlit.
Tips
Have Patients enjoy the ride except the fact that you may hear some other conversations

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
5.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.0
Catherine
5.0
21 January 2020Solo travel
Pros
Seeing family!
Maureen
4.0
25 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Only one delay and it seemed like we made up time
Blair
3.0
30 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Bad weather delayed the train more than 2 hours. The car was VERY cold.
Cons
Better temperature control in the cars.
Tips
Bring a jacket and blanket
Larry
4.0
20 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Bathroom needed cleaning everything else good.
Cons
Clean bathroom

Are there buses from Chicago to St. Louis?

Yes, there are 3 bus companies that offer service from Chicago to St. Louis: Greyhound, Megabus and OurBus. Of those, Ourbus is the cheapest, with tickets averaging about $15.

What’s the difference between Amtrak Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service?

The Amtrak Texas Eagle is the more expensive of the two train lines, with tickets averaging about $10 more than the Lincoln Service (which is also known as the Illinois Service). There are 3 Lincoln Service trains per day, versus just 1 Texas Eagle, which means you’ll have more options to fit your schedule on the Lincoln line.

Otherwise, both trains take about 5 hours 30 minutes, and they take the same route, which passes through Bloomington, IL and Springfield, IL on the way to St. Louis.

Is Chicago to St. Louis a good family vacation?

St. Louis is a terrific destination to travel with your family, if your kids can endure the almost 6 hour train ride. Thankfully, Amtrak trains are very comfortable, which should make the time go by faster.

St. Louis itself has plenty of fun activities for your family. The City Museum is among the best in the entire U.S. for children, with interactive exhibits the kids can climb all over, making it a good venue to let out some energy. The St. Louis Zoo is well-known for its impressive collection of animals, and the iconic Gateway Arch is a site to behold.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to St Louis?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to St Louis 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 Chicago to St Louis was £22.78. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £10.20 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 ride from Chicago to St Louis?

The distance between Chicago and St Louis is approximately 262.45 miles, or 422.27 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 20 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Chicago to St Louis?

On Wednesday trains from Chicago to St Louis 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.

What train companies travel from Chicago to St Louis?

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to St Louis. On the route to St Louis 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Lincoln Service offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to St Louis, usually offering 3 trips per day. 5 train trips per day are direct connections to St Louis, 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 Coach tickets from Chicago to St Louis, which start at £0.77.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Chicago to St Louis

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Amtrak Lincoln Service train tickets from Chicago to St Louis start from £19.36, and on average cost £24.24. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Lincoln Service schedules to St Louis. Amtrak Lincoln Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in St Louis trains arrive at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St,

From Chicago to St Louis train travel on Amtrak Lincoln Service takes 5 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to St Louis faster, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 20 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £26.91 for a one-way train ticket to St Louis.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 29m
Avg. Price
£24.24

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Chicago to St Louis start from £19.36, and on average cost £30.15. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to St Louis. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in St Louis trains arrive at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St,

From Chicago to St Louis train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 5 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to St Louis faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 20 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to St Louis on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost £37.75 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 36m
Avg. Price
£30.15

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to St Louis:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains from Chicago arrive in St Louis:
  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St