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Los Angeles - St Louis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Los Angeles to St Louis. Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to St Louis usually takes around 44 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 39 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance1586 mi (2552 km)
Shortest duration39h 30m
Cheapest price$70.47
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Los Angeles to St Louis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Los Angeles to St Louis cost $112.20 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to St Louis. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Los Angeles to St Louis are at their cheapest average price in August. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $201. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $250, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 27 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $373.22 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Los Angeles to St Louis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Los Angeles to St Louis. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US121d 20h 12m$276.31
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 12 trips per day from Los Angeles to St Louis, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 44 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 1586 miles from Los Angeles to St Louis. However, the fastest bus only takes 39 hours and 30 minutes. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Los Angeles to St Louis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Los Angeles to St Louis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Los Angeles to St Louis; ticket prices start at $150.00.

City Information

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the undisputed world capital of the entertainment business. Because of that, the City of Angels is where you will find some of the most iconic landmarks of the film and music industries, including the world-famous Walk of Fame and Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards) on Hollywood Boulevard, the easily recognizable Capitol Records building at Hollywood & Vine, and the LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles.

The best part of LA is that it has something to offer for people of all interests: outdoor enthusiasts can hike up to the Hollywood sign, fashion aficionados can go shopping in Beverly Hills, art lovers can check out the prominent Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the Miracle Mile district, and those looking for a fun night out can go bar-hopping in West Hollywood. Are you a Pokémon GO addict? Well then this is the place for you because LA is the best city to catch the rarest Pokémon in the U.S.. And if you want to want to experience the famed golden coast of Southern California for yourself, head west to Santa Monica and Venice for a refreshing dip in the Pacific Ocean.

With one of the biggest airports on the West Coast and several bus and train stops across the county, Los Angeles makes it easy to travel elsewhere in California, visit the neighboring Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, or take a flight to pretty much any other part of the world.

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 does the bus leave from in Los Angeles?

Main departure station: Downtown - Vignes Lot

Buses to St Louis leave from 7 stations in Los Angeles.

All bus stations in Los Angeles:

  • Downtown - Vignes Lot

  • San Fernando Bus Station

  • North Hollywood Bus Station

  • USC - 3492 S Hope St

  • 800 N Alameda St

  • Los Angeles Un Station Arrival

  • 592 Gayley Ave

Where does the bus arrive in St Louis?

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

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in St Louis.

All bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Saint Louis (Lambert Field)

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