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There are 8 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.

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  4h 42m

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

$170 - $400

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Bus  •  21h 25m

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

$85 - $230

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 31m

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

$226 - $595

Train to Newark, fly  •  5h 46m

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

$169 - $496

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 17m

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

$231 - $636

Bus via Norristown King Prussia, Pa  •  21h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Norristown King Prussia, Pa to St Louis, Mo 1675

$92 - $228

Train  •  26h 57m

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

$244 - $686

Drive  •  14h 52m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to St. Louis 891.4 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis is to fly which costs $170 - $400 and takes 4h 42m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 57m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and St. Louis is 813 miles. The road distance is 891.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 21h 8m and costs $90 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs $170 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 21h 8m, you could also train, which costs $240 - $700 and takes 26h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 812.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to St. Louis once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $220 and the journey takes 19h 30m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Norristown King Prussia, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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St. Louis is 1h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 6:04 AM in Philadelphia and 5:04 AM in St. Louis.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to St. Louis is 891 miles. It takes approximately 14h 52m to drive from Philadelphia to St. Louis.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to St. Louis bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 202+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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