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St Louis - Memphis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from St Louis to Memphis. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Memphis usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance240 mi (387 km)
Shortest duration7h 5m
Cheapest price$45.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

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

Bus tickets for a trip from St Louis to Memphis cost $67.15 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from St Louis to Memphis is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $76. If you're planning to take the bus from St Louis to Memphis during December, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $95. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

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 $73.24 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from St Louis to Memphis?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound48h 53m$92.16
  • 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 4 bus trips from St Louis to Memphis every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Memphis usually start from $46.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 240 miles from St Louis to Memphis. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 5 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.

Because many passengers travel from St Louis to Memphis at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Memphis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis to Memphis 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 Memphis; ticket prices start at $72.00.

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.

Memphis

Nestled on the bank of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a city that constantly vibes to the rhythm of the South. Audiophiles who have fallen in love with the voice of Elvis Presley will find Graceland a must-see destination during their trip. Let the voices of Johnny Cash and B. B. King guide you to the famous Sun Studio, considered the birthplace of rock ‘n roll itself. As the day comes to an end, unwind at the famous Beale Street, where top musicians started out their career, and enjoy live music at one of the local theaters. You'll meet all sorts of visitors, and see why Memphis is one of the best destinations for bachelorette parties. The street also features some of the best restaurants in town, so make sure to check those out.

Memphis is more than just a musical center of the South. It was the vibrant center of the civil rights movement, and it was here that Martin Luther King Jr. took his last breath. Travelers interested in the city’s history should definitely take a tour around the National Civil Rights Museum. The moving and surreal exhibitions will offer a wealth of new perspectives.

Memphis' principal train hub is the Memphis Central Station, which has been in service since 1914. From there, you can travel by train to cities such as Chicago, Jackson, and Baton Rouge. On the outskirts of town, you will find the Memphis International Airport, and not far from it is the main bus stop used by Greyhound and other carriers.

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 Memphis?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd

As part of the Memphis International Airport complex, the bus terminal at 3033 Airway Blvd is an important travel hub for travelers in and out of Memphis. Jefferson Lines and Miller Transportation buses travel from this station to exciting cities such as Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. Restrooms, indoor seating, vending machines, and a 24-hour snack bar make this a comfortable stop along your journey. In the immediate vicinity, you can find several dining options for a quick bite, as well as some of the airport’s rental car agencies. Once you hop in a rental car, getting from the bus terminal to downtown Memphis is about a 15-minute drive.

All bus stations in Memphis:

  • Bus Terminal - 3033 Airway Blvd

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