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St Louis - Galesburg Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from St Louis to Galesburg. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Galesburg usually takes around 5 hours and 45 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance161 mi (258 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price€101.02
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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What bus companies travel from St Louis to Galesburg?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from St Louis to Galesburg. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways15h 45m€101.02
  • Book Burlington Trailways from St Louis to Galesburg from €101. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from St Louis to Galesburg and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Galesburg. In St Louis, Burlington Trailways departs to Galesburg from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St . In Galesburg, Burlington Trailways arrives at Amtrak Sta .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from St Louis to Galesburg takes 5 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Galesburg.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 258 kilometers from St Louis to Galesburg. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from St Louis to Galesburg at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

There is usually only one bus per day from St Louis to Galesburg. It leaves the station in St Louis at 07:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from St Louis to Galesburg. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Galesburg; ticket prices start at €46.77.

City Information

St Louis

St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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St. Louis, MO - STL-2

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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.

Galesburg

Galesburg is best known as the birthplace of writer and poet Carl Sandburg, with the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site erected in his honor. If you love the look of Carl’s boyhood cottage, you can stay in a historic home of your own – several, including the Great House of Galesburg, have been converted into charming bed-and-breakfasts across town.

Galesburg is also known for its historic involvement in the local railroad system, notably connecting Illinois’ largest (at the time) cities, Chicago and Quincy. In fact, the Galesburg Railroad Museum functions solely to preserve and share the history of the railroad industry in Galesburg and Western Illinois. The city even holds an annual festival, the Galesburg Railroad Days, complete with rides, live music, and open-air markets to celebrate the city’s railroad roots. And it’s not just literal railroads– Galesburg was originally founded by abolitionists and became a critical stop to freedom in the Underground Railroad.

Galesburg remains a major railway hub, acting as one of the stops for some of Amtrak’s most popular lines. The Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, and Southwest Chief all operate daily to connect Galesburg west to Chicago. Meanwhile, the California Zephyr reaches all the way to Los Angeles. Galesburg also has two main bus stations for Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. These carriers provide coverage to Denver, St. Louis, and Moline, which has the closest airport to Galesburg, Quad Cities Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from 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 bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where does the bus arrive in Galesburg?

Main arrival station: Amtrak Sta

All buses from St Louis arrive at one main station in Galesburg.

Bus stations in Galesburg:

  • Amtrak Sta

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