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Philadelphia - St Louis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to St Louis. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to St Louis usually takes around 30 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 26 hours,

Distance808 mi (1301 km)
Shortest duration26h 0m
Cheapest price$72.97
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to St Louis?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to St Louis cost $75.22 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 avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Philadelphia to St Louis is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $132. If you're planning to take the bus from Philadelphia to St Louis during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $199. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to St Louis?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US41d 6h 44m$175.03
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Philadelphia to St Louis, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 30 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 808 miles from Philadelphia to St Louis. However, the fastest bus only takes 26 hours. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to St Louis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to St Louis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to St Louis; ticket prices start at $192.00.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 199 Spg Gdn St

Philadelphia has two bus stations with service to St Louis.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • Logan Square

Where does the bus arrive in St Louis?

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

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

All bus stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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