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

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Bus, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1402
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...

$58 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg to Burlington, IL 1401
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO 1490

$54 - $122

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Train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Carl Sandburg / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...

$87 - $216

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Galesburg to St. Louis 217.4 miles

$21 - $35

Train to Burlington, fly  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Burlington Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Burlington (BRL) to St. Louis (STL) BRL - STL

$89 - $204

Train to Kirksville, fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to La Plata Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Kirksville (IRK) to St. Louis (STL) IRK - STL

$125 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Galesburg to St. Louis is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galesburg to St. Louis is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galesburg to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Galesburg and arriving at St Louis, MO via Burlington, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galesburg station to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Galesburg Amtrak Station and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

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The distance between Galesburg and St. Louis is 162 miles. The road distance is 217.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Galesburg to St. Louis without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Galesburg to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Galesburg to St. Louis bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Galesburg station.

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

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The best way to get from Galesburg to St. Louis is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $50 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Galesburg to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 161.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Galesburg to St. Louis via Burlington, IL and Burlington, IA in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galesburg to St. Louis via Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 26 min.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Kirksville to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Burlington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
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 Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Burlington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to La Plata Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg to Burlington, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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The quickest flight from Burlington Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Galesburg to St. Louis bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at St Louis, MO station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galesburg to St. Louis is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Galesburg to St. Louis.

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Air Choice One offers flights from Burlington Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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