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 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...

$64 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Champaign, IL 1401
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353

$57 - $103

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Train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief / ...
  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 43 min

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

$89 - $204

Train to Kirksville, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to La Plata Amtrak
  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 Amtrak and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Champaign, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Galesburg to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Galesburg Amtrak and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 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 16 min and costs $60 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 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 Amtrak station.

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Galesburg to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Galesburg Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Galesburg to St. Louis is to bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $55 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 9 h 32 min.

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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 Greyhound USA, arrive at St Louis, Mo station.

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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 16 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 Champaign, IL and Champaign, Il in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Galesburg to St. Louis via Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 32 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
4 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 to Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once 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 to La Plata Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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