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St Louis - Springfield Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from St Louis to Springfield. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Springfield usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 39 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration1h 39m
Cheapest price$23.49
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

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

Bus tickets for a trip from St Louis to Springfield cost $24.54 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 St Louis to Springfield is expected to be between $23 and $29. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is August 6, 2024, when tickets are available for August 6, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $24.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from St Louis to Springfield, mark your calendar for July. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $24. However, taking the bus from St Louis to Springfield during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $30. The best way to find deals on a trip in December 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 $6.07 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Springfield?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from St Louis to Springfield. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound21h 46m$26.54
  • 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 2 bus trips from St Louis to Springfield every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Springfield usually start from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 85 miles from St Louis to Springfield. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 39 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Springfield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from St Louis to Springfield. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis, MO to Springfield, IL; ticket prices start at $14.00.

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.

Springfield

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There are 34 cities in America called Springfield, but the state capital of Illinois is one of the most well-known. Beyond Springfield's political clout as a state capital, it is known for being the home of Abraham Lincoln for many years, plus the site of his final resting place. While in town, you can visit President Lincoln's restored home, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. An enormous bronze bust of Lincoln outside his tomb features a nose as shiny as a new penny, rubbed by scores of visitors who consider it good luck.

Springfield is one of the state's best destinations thanks to more than just history. Check out the incredible artistry on display in the capitol building's stained glass windows, or discover the dogwoods lining 5 miles of trails in the Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center. Not to mention Springfield's bustling craft beer scene; hit up the city's microbreweries, nano breweries, and craft beer companies like the famous Springfield Beer Company.

It should be no surprise that one of the primary transportation methods to Springfield is called the Lincoln Service. This Amtrak train route stops in Springfield on its way from Chicago to St. Louis, and so does the Amtrak Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Chicago. Amtrak Thruway buses run from Springfield to Peoria, where travelers can connect to further bus destinations.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?

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

Most buses depart from the main station in St Louis.

All bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where does the bus arrive in Springfield?

Main arrival station: Springfield (Shaners Tire), IL

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

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Springfield (Shaners Tire), IL

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