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There are 5 ways to get from Mankato to St. Louis by bus, plane, 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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Bus, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to St. Louis (STL) MSP - STL

$149 - $390

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Bus via Kansas City, MO  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Kansas City, MO 801 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo

$99 - $195

3 alternative options

Bus  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  4. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IA to St Louis, MO

$109 - $230

Bus, train  •  17h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station

$143 - $350

Drive  •  9h 32m

  1. Drive from Mankato to St. Louis 540 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Mankato to St. Louis is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to St. Louis is to bus and fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Mankato and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Albert Lea, MN and Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 10m.

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The distance between Mankato and St. Louis is 433 miles. The road distance is 540 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 14h 10m and costs $95 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Mankato to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Mankato to St. Louis bus services, operated by Land to Air Express, depart from Mankato station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to St. Louis is 540 miles. It takes approximately 9h 32m to drive from Mankato to St. Louis.

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Map of how to get from Mankato to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 432.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

What companies run services between Mankato, MN, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Mankato to St. Louis via Albert Lea. MN, Albert Lea, MN, Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, Mo in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
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
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IA to St Louis, MO
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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