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There are 5 ways to get from Boston to St. Louis by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Boston  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to St. Louis (STL) BOS - STL

$155 - $476

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Bus  •  30h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...

$117 - $289

3 alternative options

Bus to Hartford, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
  2. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to St. Louis (STL) BDL - STL

$180 - $413

Train  •  28h 30m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...

$186 - $519

Drive  •  19h 47m

  1. Drive from Boston to St. Louis 1184.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to St. Louis is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to St. Louis is to fly which costs $150 - $480 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at St Louis, Mo via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 30m.

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The distance between Boston and St. Louis is 1042 miles. The road distance is 1184.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to St. Louis without a car is to train which takes 28h 30m and costs $180 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Boston to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Boston to St. Louis bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to St. Louis is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs $150 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 28h 30m, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $290 and takes 30h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 1041.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Boston to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to St. Louis via Chicago Union Station in around 28h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to St. Louis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to St. Louis via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hartford to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from New York, Ny to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Boston Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Boston to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis is 1h behind Boston. It is currently 3:24 PM in Boston and 2:24 PM in St. Louis.

Boston to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to St. Louis is 1185 miles. It takes approximately 19h 47m to drive from Boston to St. Louis.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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