There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to St. Louis 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  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to St. Louis (STL) RDU - STL

$145 - $426

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo 4700

$95 - $206

3 alternative options

Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo

$97 - $261

Train  •  31 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak 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

$203 - $575

Drive  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to St. Louis 829.9 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to St. Louis is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to St. Louis is to fly which costs $140 - $430 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 3 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and St. Louis is 669 miles. The road distance is 829.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 43 min and costs $95 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Raleigh to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Raleigh to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to St. Louis is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs $140 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $270 and takes 23 h 43 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 31 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 669.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Raleigh to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to St. Louis via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, and Columbus, Oh in around 23 h 43 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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