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Trains from Normal to St Louis

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Normal to St Louis. Traveling by train from Normal to St Louis usually takes around 10 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance145 mi (234 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest price€15.16
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Normal to St Louis

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Kenna

5 August 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Lincoln Service

The ease of traveling without the stress of driving in heavy traffic.

The ease of traveling without the stress of driving in heavy traffic.

5.0

Janet

16 November 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: I couldn't believe how they had remodeled the station in Normal and st. Louis. I couldn't have drove down there for the price of the ticket. I didn't have to worry about dealing with snow and ice. It was perfect!!!! Cons: Nothing !!! It was great!!! Tips: Tak...

Pros: I couldn't believe how they had remodeled the station in Normal and st. Louis. I couldn't have drove down there for the price of the ticket. I didn't have to worry about dealing with snow and ice. It was perfect!!!! Cons: Nothing !!! It was great!!! Tips: Take the train, you'll be glad you did!!!

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

In the last month, €60.65 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal to St Louis. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.34 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€128€85€43JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Normal to St Louis will vary between €30 and €115. Planning a train trip to St Louis within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Normal over the next 7 days is €33. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Normal to St Louis by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €18 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Normal to St Louis in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €31 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

€47€38€28€19€93020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to St Louis from Normal will be about €2.34 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Normal to St Louis?

There are 3 train lines with service from Normal to St Louis. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak614h 6m€87.42
Amtrak Lincoln Service33h 0m€17.68
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 12m€26.73
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Normal to St Louis every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €15.

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  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

  • 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 Normal to St Louis on the Texas Eagle usually takes 3 hours and 12 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Normal to St Louis 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Normal to St Louis?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Normal to St Louis. 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 Normal to St Louis?

The distance between Normal and St Louis is approximately 145 miles, or 234 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Normal to St Louis are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Normal at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Normal to St Louis?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to St Louis. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

St Louis

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Normal?

Main departure station: Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Normal where you can board the train.

All train stations in Normal:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Union Terminal - 1301 Western Ave

  • 350 MacCorkle Ave SE

  • 379 Lynch Rd

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