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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from St Louis to Columbia. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Columbia usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance117 mi (189 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price$28.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

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

Bus tickets for a trip from St Louis to Columbia cost $30.99 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

$45$30$15JunJun

Bus tickets from St Louis to Columbia are expected to cost between $31 and $35 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Columbia within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $31. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from St Louis to Columbia, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $22 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Columbia?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound32h 40m$33.72
  • 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 St Louis to Columbia every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Columbia usually start from $29.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 117 miles from St Louis to Columbia. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 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 Columbia 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Columbia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis to Columbia 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 St Louis to Columbia 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 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 Columbia?

Main arrival station: Midway Truck Plaza

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

All bus stations in Columbia:

  • Midway Truck Plaza

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

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