Trains from Lincoln to St Louis

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Lincoln - St Louis Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Lincoln to St Louis. Traveling by train from Lincoln to St Louis usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance114 mi (184 km)
Fastest train2h 30m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Lincoln to St Louis?

In the last month, $14.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Lincoln, IL to St Louis, MO. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lincoln to St Louis by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $18 whenever you decide to board the train to St Louis.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Lincoln to St Louis remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Lincoln to St Louis?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lincoln to St Louis. Amtrak Lincoln Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 39m$22.89
Amtrak Lincoln Service22h 31m$18.08
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 43m$32.08
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Lincoln to St Louis every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.

  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Lincoln to St Louis start from $14, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to St Louis. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Lincoln leaves from 101 N Chicago St . And in St Louis trains arrive at Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St .

    From Lincoln to St Louis train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 2 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to St Louis faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to St Louis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lincoln to St Louis during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Lincoln to St Louis?

The distance between Lincoln and St Louis is approximately 114 miles, or 184 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Lincoln to St Louis tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Lincoln at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Lincoln to St Louis?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Lincoln to St Louis.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Louis to Lincoln.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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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 is the train station in Lincoln?

Main departure station: 101 N Chicago St

There is one train station in Lincoln.

All train stations in Lincoln:

  • 101 N Chicago St

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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