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Columbia to St Louis bus

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Columbia - St Louis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Columbia to St Louis. Traveling by bus from Columbia to St Louis usually takes around 2 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance117 mi (189 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price$30.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Columbia to St Louis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Columbia to St Louis cost $31.65 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Columbia to St Louis is expected to be between $31 and $35. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 24, 2024, when tickets are available for July 24, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $32.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Columbia to St Louis, mark your calendar for February. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $24. However, taking the bus from Columbia to St Louis during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $29. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 18 days in advance to save $21.42 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Columbia to St Louis?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound32h 39m$34.49
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Columbia to St Louis every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to St Louis usually start from $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 117 miles from Columbia to St Louis. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbia to St Louis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Columbia to St Louis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Columbia to St Louis without transferring.

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 does the bus leave from in Columbia?

Main departure station: Midway Truck Plaza

Columbia has two bus stations with service to St Louis.

All bus stations in Columbia:

  • Midway Truck Plaza

  • Wabash Station - E Ash St and N 10th St

Where does the bus arrive in St Louis?

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

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

All bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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