There are 6 ways to get from Rochester to St. Louis by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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 Rochester  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (RST) to St. Louis (STL) RST - STL

$210 - $1,113

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, MN to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo

$108 - $198

4 alternative options

Bus to Minneapolis, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$145 - $383

Bus, train  •  14 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, MN to Winona, MN
  2. Take the train from Winona Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station

$135 - $305

Shuttle, bus  •  22 h 16 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Rochester 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 Burlington, IA
  4. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO

$124 - $235

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to St. Louis 456 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to St. Louis is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to St. Louis is to bus and fly which costs $140 - $390 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Rochester, MN and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Milwaukee, Wi and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rochester and St. Louis is 393 miles. The road distance is 456 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Rochester to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Rochester to St. Louis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Rochester, MN station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to St. Louis is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $210 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $200 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 393.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Rochester to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to St. Louis via Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wi, and Chicago, Il in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Minneapolis, Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 Winona Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rochester, MN to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rochester, MN to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Go Carefree Shuttle
Website
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from Rochester, MN to Winona, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Shuttle from Rochester to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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