There are 6 ways to get from Illinois to Missouri by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Chicago Midway, line 34 bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  2. Take the line 34 bus from North Hanley Transit Center to Earth City Expy @ Pattonville Fire Station Nb

$127 - $309

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$67 - $193

4 alternative options

Line 608 bus, line 600 bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly, line 34 bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 608 bus from Roselle/Schaumburg to Kimberly Dr & Mall Dr
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL
  4. Take the line 34 bus from North Hanley Transit Center to Earth City Expy @ Pattonville Fire Station Nb

$96 - $252

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...

$97 - $137

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1163 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$68 - $165

Drive  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Kansas City 528.9 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Illinois to Missouri. However, there are services departing from Loomis & Cermak and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Chicago, IL and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 41 min.

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The distance between Illinois and Missouri is 191 miles. The road distance is 528.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Missouri without a car is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Illinois to Missouri, including transfers.

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Illinois to Missouri bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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The best way to get from Illinois to Missouri is to train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 41 min.

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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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Illinois to Missouri bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Illinois to Missouri is 529 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to drive from Illinois to Missouri.

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

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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

What companies run services between Illinois, USA and Missouri, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago to Kansas City once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Kansas City via Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, IL, and Des Moines, IA in around 11 h 41 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 Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Metro St. Louis
Phone
+1 314-982-1400
Website
metrostlouis.org
Bus from North Hanley Transit Center to Earth City Expy @ Pattonville Fire Station Nb
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metrostlouis.org
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Roselle/Schaumburg to Kimberly Dr & Mall Dr
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Burlington Trailways
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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The best way to get from Illinois to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 41 min and costs .

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