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CHI — STL
May 29 — Jun 51
1 adult
Wed 5/29

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Amtrak
With transfers
4h 59m
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Amtrak
With transfers
5h 03m
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Amtrak
With transfers
5h 03m
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With transfers
5h 03m
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With transfers
4h 59m
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With transfers
4h 59m
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Chicago to St. Louis train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from Chicago to St. Louis

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$50

ONE-WAY FROM

$25

AVG TRAVEL TIME

4h 51m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Chicago to St. Louis found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $50
The best one-way train deal from Chicago to St. Louis found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $25
Average time it takes to travel by train from Chicago to St. Louis
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

Chicago Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Chicago
Chicago UnionChicago, 41.87864, -87.64025

St. Louis Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in St. Louis
St. Louis UnionSt. Louis, 38.624462, -90.203835
St. Louis Gateway StationSt. Louis, 38.624167, -90.203611

Book round-trip train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Jul 13
7:15 amChicago Union
4h 46m
12:01 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jul 31
4:30 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
4h 55m
9:25 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 4
7:15 amChicago Union
4h 46m
12:01 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jul 7
5:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 03m
10:43 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 17
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 19
5:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 03m
10:43 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 26
9:50 amChicago Union
5h 01m
2:51 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 29
5:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 03m
10:43 pmChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 6
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 9
4:30 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
4h 55m
9:25 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 3
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 4
5:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 03m
10:43 pmChicago Union

Book one-way train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Chicago to St. Louis we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Jun 10
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 25
5:20 pmChicago Union
5h 03m
10:23 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 22
5:20 pmChicago Union
5h 03m
10:23 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 22
5:20 pmChicago Union
5h 03m
10:23 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jun 10
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jun 24
7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station

Choose the best way to get from Chicago to St. Louis

Buses

5h 50m
$34 one-way$74 round-trip
Nonstop · from $741 stop · from $39

Distance to downtown

ZSV0.4 mi
37lb CO2

76% less than flights

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Chicago to St. Louis Buses

Trains

4h 46m
$25 one-way$50 round-trip
Nonstop · from $50

Distance to downtown

ZSV0.4 mi
59lb CO2

62% less than flights

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Chicago to St. Louis Trains

Flights

1h 13m
$50 one-way$99 round-trip
Nonstop · from $991 stop · from $79

Distance to downtown

STL12.7 mi

FAQs for booking trains from Chicago to St. Louis

Do I need a passport to travel from Chicago to St. Louis by train?

Passengers are not required to present a passport at Chicago to St. Louis stations, although it is advisable to have it on them as identification. Unaccompanied youngsters below 18 years and travelers aged 18 and older should present valid identification papers such as driver’s licenses, military IDs, school IDs, or government-issued IDs. No passenger will be allowed on Chicago to St. Louis trains without your train ticket. Train tickets are obtained on trains from conductors, online, or at train stations. You must produce valid identification and be at least 16 years old to purchase tickets from conductors. Keep your ticket safe the entire voyage as ticket checks are performed randomly aboard.

What train stations are used when traveling from Chicago to St. Louis?

There are about six Chicago to St. Louis trains leaving Chicago Union Station for Gateway Station in St. Louis every day. Chicago Union Station is within walking distance from downtown Chicago. It is easily accessible via bus lines 28, 125, 126, and 151. Also, the Chicago “L” Blue Line and Purple Line stop near the station, as well as train lines MD-N, UP-N, UP-NW, and ME. On the other hand, Gateway Station can be accessed via bus lines 4, 10, 31, 40, 94, 97, and 30 as well as metro lines MLB and MLP.

Do trains from Chicago to St. Louis have Wi-Fi?

Amtrak trains to St. Louis from Chicago are equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to stay productive and connected during their voyage. Also, each seat has charging ports, ensuring your devices remain powered. Extra amenities await Chicago to St. Louis passengers aboard designated buses for a comfy journey. Seats are roomy and comfortable, with tray tables and overhead lights for passengers that would like to pass the time reading. Seats also have large windows offering amazing views from every angle. Additional legroom and spacious storage racks onboard ensure Chicago to St. Louis train ticket holders enjoy more space and are comfortable during their trip. Moreover, food service cars offer a variety of fresh meals and beverages. Also, every car has a conveniently located wheelchair-accessible restroom.

What luggage is allowed on Chicago to St. Louis trains?

Amtrak is the main provider of trains from Chicago to St. Louis, and it has a few luggage policies for travelers on their trains. Two 50-lbs carry-on bags and two 25-lbs personal items are allowed onboard free of charge. The former should be less than 28×22×15 inches, while the latter should be less than 14×11×7 inches. Any additional bags accrue an extra fee. Luggage should be stowed in designated luggage compartments, beneath your seat, or in overhead luggage racks. Diaper packs and strollers for families with infants aged under two on trains from Chicago to St. Louis are allowed aboard and do not constitute the carry-on allowance. Flammable items, unlicensed guns, ammunition, among other items, are prohibited on trains to St. Louis from Chicago. Tag your baggage with your name and address and keep an eye on it throughout your trip.

Are pets allowed on the train from Chicago to St. Louis?

Yes. Pets are allowed on Chicago to St. Louis train lines, although there are a few regulations that passengers should be aware of. Your furry pals are subject to an additional fee and counted as one carry-on bag. Book your reservations in advance as only five pets are allowed onboard with a limitation of one pet per ticket holder. Moreover, pets are not allowed on Chicago to St. Louis rides exceeding seven hours. Note that pets and their carriers should not weigh more than 20 lbs. Also, pet carriers should be stowed under your seat. If you want to bring your pet on trains to St. Louis from Chicago, ensure it is well behaved, healthy, and at least eight weeks old. Service animals are also welcome onboard and are not charged extra fees. Pets are not allowed in sleeping cars or food service cars.

How much does a train ticket from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis cost?

If you need a train from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis for this week you can find options from $25 one-way. How much you’ll pay for a train on average this month is $30 one-way. Keep in mind that the ticket price is generally dependent on when you book, the desired route, and class.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis?

4h 46m is the fastest available option to arrive in Lambert-St Louis from Chicago by train. For this route, you may experience slight differences in travel time depending on the train you book. Look for nonstop options when searching if possible. Amtrak has the quickest available train to your destination.

When should I purchase the train tickets from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis?

Currently, the price you pay to get from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis by train this week is around $30 one-way. We don’t expect to see any changes in price within the next 3 months.

Which train companies operate between Chicago to Lambert-St Louis?

Amtrak are viable options. Check times and availability for Amtrak, as it was recently the cheapest train available traveling from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis from $50 round-trip.

How far is Chicago to Lambert-St Louis by train?

A train from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis will travel much more than the 262.0 mi distance between them. The actual distance depends on the route taken, and stops along the way. 4h 46m is a normal train duration for this route.

What is the carbon footprint of a train from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis?

The carbon footprint of taking the train from Chicago to Lambert-St Louis is about 58lb. Carbon emissions for flights between these two cities are around 155lb. Taking a bus instead of a train would change your carbon footprint to about 37lb.

Is a train the fastest way to get from Chicago to St. Louis?

The quickest way to travel this route is to take a flight from Chicago to St. Louis, doing so can potentially save up to 4h 37m of travel time. While these options may take longer, booking a train from Chicago to St. Louis or a bus from Chicago to St. Louis may suit your needs if travel time is less of a factor in your decision making.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from Chicago to St. Louis?

A train from Chicago to St. Louis is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Chicago to St. Louis starting at $99, or consider a bus from Chicago to St. Louis starting at $74. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.


Amtrak trains from Chicago to St. Louis

Our best Amtrak deals on Chicago to St. Louis train tickets
Amtrak
Jul 13
ZUN7:15 amChicago Union
4h 46m
ZSV12:01 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jul 31
ZSV4:30 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
4h 55m
ZUN9:25 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Jun 6
ZUN7:10 pmChicago Union
4h 59m
ZSV12:09 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 9
ZSV4:30 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
4h 55m
ZUN9:25 amChicago Union
Amtrak
May 30
ZUN7:15 amChicago Union
4h 46m
ZSV12:01 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Jun 1
ZSV5:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 03m
ZUN10:43 pmChicago Union

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