There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to St. Louis (STL) PHL - STL

$169 - $399

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...

$85 - $230

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to St. Louis (STL) BWI - STL

$225 - $594

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to St. Louis (STL) EWR - STL

$168 - $495

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to St. Louis (STL) DCA - STL

$230 - $635

Train  •  26 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak

$244 - $686

Drive  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to St. Louis 891.4 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $160 - $400.

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The distance between Philadelphia and St. Louis is 1301 km. The road distance is 1426 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at St Louis, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to St. Louis hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $230 and the journey takes 21 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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