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There are 6 ways to get from Evanston to St. Louis by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the subway from Dempster to Clark/Lake
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL

$127 - $311

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 17 min

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

$31 - $42

4 alternative options

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Evanston to Clybourn
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL

$96 - $254

Train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$55 - $136

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353 / ...

$37 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Evanston to St. Louis 306.7 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Evanston to St. Louis is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Evanston to St. Louis is to subway and fly which costs $120 - $320 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Evanston to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at St. Louis via Michigan & Washington and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Evanston to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Evanston and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 8 min.

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The distance between Evanston and St. Louis is 272 miles. The road distance is 306.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Evanston to St. Louis without a car is to train which takes 7 h 8 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Evanston to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Evanston to St. Louis bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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Evanston to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Evanston to St. Louis is to train which takes 7 h 8 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Evanston to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Evanston, IL, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Evanston to St. Louis every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Evanston to St. Louis every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
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
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
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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

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Evanston to St. Louis bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at St. Louis station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Evanston to St. Louis is 307 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Evanston to St. Louis.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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