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  •  1 h 46 min

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

$92 - $235

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 52 min

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

$31 - $45

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Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$127 - $311

Train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$52 - $135

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal Chicago Area to Champaing SOUTH
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo 1163 / ...

$52 - $88

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

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

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Champaign, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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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 7 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min 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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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is to fly which takes 1 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 7 h 32 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis is 298 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis.

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

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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: 1 h 46 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to St. Louis every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
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
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport to Champaign - Illinois Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
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 St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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