Trains Chicago St. Louis to Chicago

Train tickets from St. Louis to Chicago

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The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
St. Louis (STL)
Chicago (CHI)
Wed 6/29
Thu 7/7
The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
The price shown for each trip will be the average for all passengers, including any infants.
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Amtrak
Direct
5h 25m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
5h 09m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
5h 25m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
5h 09m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
5h 49m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
5h 09m
Amtrak

St. Louis to Chicago train information

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

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$50

ONE-WAY FROM

$25

AVG TRAVEL TIME

5h 30m

TRAIN COMPANIES

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

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

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from St. Louis to Chicago that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Aug 27
11:00 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
4:25 pmChicago Union
Aug 30
3:15 amChicago Union
5h 06m
8:21 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Sep 29
2:40 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
8:05 amChicago Union
Oct 2
9:45 amChicago Union
5h 28m
3:13 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 26
1:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
7:05 pmChicago Union
Jul 28
1:20 pmChicago Union
5h 16m
6:36 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 18
2:40 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
8:05 amChicago Union
Jul 21
9:45 amChicago Union
5h 28m
3:13 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Sep 16
3:55 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 49m
9:44 amChicago Union
Sep 18
9:45 amChicago Union
5h 28m
3:13 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
Amtrak
Jul 10
11:00 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
4:25 pmChicago Union
Jul 15
9:45 amChicago Union
5h 28m
3:13 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station

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

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from St. Louis to Chicago 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
Jul 27
2:40 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
8:05 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 25
12:30 amSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 09m
5:39 amChicago Union
Amtrak
Jul 9
1:40 pmSt. Louis Gateway Station
5h 25m
7:05 pmChicago Union

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FAQs for booking trains from St. Louis to Chicago

Although a passport is not required for passengers on St. Louis to Chicago trains, you should keep it on you at all times as proof of identity. Also, unaccompanied youngsters aged 15 and below and passengers over 18 should produce appropriate documents such as school IDs, driver’s licenses, military photo identification, or government-issued IDs at St. Louis to Chicago stations. Double-check that you have your train ticket as ticket checks are performed randomly onboard. Tickets are obtained onboard the trains, at train stations, or online. Ticket holders traveling with their furry friends should arrive early at the station to complete pet documentation before your St. Louis to Chicago train departs. Ensure that you safeguard your documents at all times at the train station and on the train.

Amtrak services St. Louis to Chicago, and they have a few baggage restrictions that passengers should know before boarding their trains. Two carry-on bags measuring 28×22×14 inches and two personal items measuring 14×11×7 inches and weighing no more than 50 lbs and 25 lbs, respectively, are allowed on trains to Chicago from St. Louis. The bags are stowed away in the overhead luggage cabins or beneath the seat in front of you. Diaper bags and strollers are not counted towards your carry-on limit if you're traveling with children below two years. Note that there is an extra luggage cost for any additional bags. Alcohol exceeding the alcohol policy, unauthorized guns, ammunition, and explosives are not allowed on trains to Chicago from St. Louis. Sports equipment is also allowed onboard, although you may incur an extra fee. Label your bags before they are stored in the storage compartments to avoid losing them.

Trains from St. Louis to Chicago have Wi-Fi and charging stations for your electronic devices if you want to work or stay entertained your entire trip. There are also additional facilities aboard for an enjoyable trip on trains from St. Louis to Chicago. Trains are equipped with large and comfy reclining seats with plenty of legroom for you to relax and stretch out the entire trip. Large windows provide spectacular views from the seats as well. Seats have overhead reading lights, tray tables, and overhead luggage racks where you can store your bags to save room. Food cars on the train serve meals and beverages aboard. Furthermore, there are diaper changing stations as well as washrooms in every carriage. Business-class tickets have complimentary meals. St. Louis to Chicago passengers who would like more privacy can book sleeper cars available at a fee.

There are some policies on bringing your furry pals on your St. Louis to Chicago ride. Dogs and cats weighing less than 20 lbs, including their carriers, are allowed on trips lasting up to seven hours. However, note that you will incur an extra fee, and pets are checked as carry-on luggage. It’s important to make a reservation in advance as just five pets are permitted aboard with a one-pet limit per St. Louis to Chicago train ticket holder. Pets are to remain in their carriers for the entire trip. Also, they are not allowed in any business class, food service, or first-class carriages. In addition, to be allowed on trains from St. Louis to Chicago, pets must be eight years old, healthy, and well-behaved.

Yes. Amtrak’s Texas Eagle offers multiple overnight/sleeper trains from St. Louis to Chicago. There are about two overnight trains to St. Louis from Chicago every day bound for Chicago Union Station. The first train departs St. Louis Station at 11:30 p.m. and takes about five and a half hours before arriving at St. Louis Station at around 5:00 a.m., while the second one leaves at 2:15 a.m. and arrives at around 7:00 a.m. There is no major price variation between daytime and overnight trains from St. Louis to Chicago.

If you need a train from St. Louis to Chicago for this week you can find options from $25 one-way. At $25 on average, one-way train tickets from St. Louis to Chicago are best booked early to save more on your trip.

The quickest train available from St. Louis will take 5h 09m to arrive in Chicago. Depending on the train you select, the travel time may vary by up to 0h 21m. Take the Amtrak train from St. Louis and you’ll arrive in your destination quickly.

Currently, the price you pay to get from St. Louis to Chicago by train this week is around $25 one-way. We don’t expect to see any changes in price within the next 3 months.

Amtrak will take you from St. Louis to Chicago. Amtrak has been recently found as the cheapest option from $50 round-trip.

The quickest way is to book a flight from St. Louis to Chicago, which can be as quick as 1h 17m onboard American Airlines. You can also get a train from St. Louis to Chicago, or a bus from St. Louis to Chicago which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.

Taking a train to your destination is the cheapest option we’ve found in the past few days. The cheapest price we’ve found for this option is $50, making it less expensive than a flight from St. Louis to Chicago and cheaper than a bus from St. Louis to Chicago.

The straight-line distance from Lambert-St Louis to Chicago is 262.0 mi, but the actual distance you’ll travel by train depends on the route taken. The train journey is around 5h 09m long.


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