There are 3 ways to get from Columbus to St. Louis by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to St. Louis (STL) CMH - STL

$116 - $278

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Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...

$40 - $110

1 alternative option

Drive  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to St. Louis 419 miles

$40 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at St Louis, Mo. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The distance between Columbus and St. Louis is 398 miles. The road distance is 419 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Columbus to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Columbus to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Columbus, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Columbus to St. Louis is to fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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St. Louis is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 12:41 AM in Columbus and 11:41 PM in St. Louis.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to St. Louis is 419 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to drive from Columbus to St. Louis.

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  • Distance: 398 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Columbus to St. Louis every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to St. Louis every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Columbus to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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Book your Columbus to St. Louis bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 193+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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