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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  1h 46m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL

$63 - $92

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Bus  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to St. Louis

$26 - $50

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Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Washington-Blue
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL

$148 - $2,213

Train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...

$42 - $65

Bus via Champaign  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Chicago Area to Champaign SOUTH
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis 1353 / ...

$57 - $74

Drive  •  4h 55m

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis 298.4 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is to bus which costs $25 - $50 and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is to fly which costs $60 - $95 and takes 1h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport and arriving at Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis via Champaign, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from O'Hare and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and St. Louis is 263 miles. The road distance is 298.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis without a car is to train which takes 7h 23m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 1h 46m to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport station.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is to fly which takes 1h 46m and costs $60 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 23m, you could also bus, which costs $25 - $50 and takes 7h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 262.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 46m

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis via Quincy
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
GoJet Airlines
Website
gojetairlines.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $240
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Megabus
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Greyhound Bus Station St. Louis.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is 298 miles. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis.

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GoJet Airlines, Cape Air, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 323+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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