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Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train is 260.34 mi and takes 5 hr 1 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:20 PM and the last at 7:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train for as little as $85.80 or as much as $111.87. The best price for this journey is $85.80.

Lowest Price$85.80
Journey Duration5 hr 1 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$85.80
Highest Price$111.87
First Departure5:20 PM
Last Departure7:10 PM
Distance260.34 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSt Louis, MO
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 12, 2024

Travel by train from Chicago, IL, to St. Louis, MO

The average train journey from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO is approximately 5 hr 1 min. Roughly 2 trains ply this route daily from Chicago to St. Louis, with the standard ticket price standing at $98.84. The starting prices are typically around $85.80.

Amtrak operates the rail service on this route, offering passengers a choice between the Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service. These train lines run daily, with Lincoln Service having a quicker travel time of about 5.5 hours and Texas Eagle taking approximately 6.5 hours.

The Lincoln Service, aimed at commuters and travelers, offers four daily round trips with free Wi-Fi, power outlets at each seat, a quiet car, a cafe car, and spacious seats. On the other hand, the Texas Eagle caters to long-distance travelers with roomier accommodations.

Chicago's Union Station, a major transportation hub, facilitates 15 Amtrak train lines, bus carriers, and Metra commuter lines. Located strategically in downtown Chicago, it provides easy access to the Chicago Loop and adjacent L lines. Among the amenities available are phone charging stations, diverse dining options, and shops.

Upon arrival in St. Louis, you'll find yourself at the Gateway Transportation Center. The center provides seating in the waiting area, restrooms, ticket counters, and concession stands. It features accessibility options such as ramps, elevators, and parking facilities for short- and long-term use. The center also supports easy transfers to local MetroLink and MetroBus services.

In St. Louis, don't miss the Gateway Arch, a defining symbol of the city offering expansive views, the City Museum, and the St. Louis Zoo. For art enthusiasts, the St. Louis Art Museum boasts a comprehensive collection spanning centuries. Sports fans may enjoy a Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium. Also worth exploring are the Missouri Botanical Garden, for its beautiful landscapes, and the City Museum, an interactive art installation in a repurposed industrial building.

If you're considering the train journey from Chicago to St. Louis, let us help you find the best price. We compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes, presenting you with the most affordable options. Check our handy price calendar below to discover the best prices for travel between Chicago and St. Louis.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $28.79 to $89.97 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 68% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO

The cheapest Chicago, IL - St Louis, MO train tickets can be found for as low as $24.67 if you’re lucky, or $52.79 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $127.60.

Find the best day to travel to St Louis, MO by train

When travelling to St Louis, MO by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO
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Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
29.33kg
Bus
31.42kg
Flight
83.79kg
Car
67.04kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO are 29.33kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO you will save 54.46kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.09kg compared to a bus and 37.71kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO is $98.84. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $85.80.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO is $85.80. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO by train?
Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO is 260.34 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO take?
Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO is on average 5 hr 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 59 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO?
Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO departs at 5:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO departs at 7:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $85.80 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to St Louis, MO.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO is 4 hr 59 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and St Louis, MO.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to St Louis, MO creates 29.33kg of CO2 emissions.

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