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St Louis - Pontiac Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from St Louis to Pontiac. The train trip from St Louis to Pontiac is usually about 3 hours and 9 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 1 minute.

Distance177 mi (284 km)
Fastest train3h 1m
Lowest price$33.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from St Louis to Pontiac was $36.00. Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 5 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $18.00 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from St Louis to Pontiac. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $34. If you're planning a trip from St Louis to Pontiac during June, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $54 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Pontiac?

There are 3 train lines with service from St Louis to Pontiac. Amtrak Lincoln Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 4m$55.89
Amtrak Lincoln Service33h 5m$40.24
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 28m$61.78
  • 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 St Louis to Pontiac every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $33.

  • 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 train tickets from St Louis to Pontiac start from $48, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Pontiac. Amtrak Texas Eagle in St Louis leaves from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St . And in Pontiac trains arrive at 721 W Washington St .

    From St Louis to Pontiac train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 3 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pontiac faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Pontiac on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from St Louis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between St Louis and Pontiac is approximately 177 miles, or 284 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 1 minute.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from St Louis to Pontiac on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs St Louis at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from St Louis to Pontiac.

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

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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St. Louis, MO - STL-2

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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 St Louis?

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

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Pontiac?

Main arrival station: 721 W Washington St

Pontiac has one train station.

All train stations in Pontiac:

  • 721 W Washington St

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