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Journey Information

St Louis to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$24.00
Shortest Duration6h 15m
Trips per day5
Bus lines1
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Price trends for buses from St Louis to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for St Louis to Chicago
4.5
Based on 11 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
4.0
Michelle
4.0
August 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Did what it said it would do. Glad for the stop break which was sufficient for a healthy break
Cons
Chair was in recline mode which is fine, but not able to adjust which made it a little uncomfortable. That is my only winge
Tips
Sit back and enjoy

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
3.4
Value
3.6
Condition
3.8
Ajdin
5.0
November 16, 2019Vacation
Cons
Lower back hurts on the chairs
Rimas
5.0
October 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Other
Cons
Other
Tips
Good
Carla
1.0
July 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
No comment
Cons
Running on time,
Tips
It’s was the worse trip on the mega I used to enjoy riding the bus but that was my last kids was crying the hold way back to Chicago people rude talking very loud using bad language it was just to much Done ✅

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from St Louis to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $24.00 was the low point for bus fares from St Louis to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to St Louis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $24.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $16.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 262 miles (422 kilometers) from St Louis to Chicago. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from St Louis to Chicago for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave St Louis?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Chicago; ticket prices start at $25.00.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Chicago?

There is one bus company that operates from St Louis to Chicago. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound59h 57m$31.55

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

Buses to Chicago leave from multiple locations in St Louis, Missouri. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
  • Lambert Intl Apt Busport

Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?

Buses arrive in Chicago at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

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