There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to St. Louis by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to St. Louis (STL) SFO - STL

$159 - $371

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Fly from Oakland  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to St. Louis (STL) OAK - STL

$173 - $494

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to St. Louis (STL) SJC - STL

$204 - $866

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv 6781
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St Louis, Mo 1684 / ...

$223 - $556

Train, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Burlington, IA
  3. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO

$336 - $945

Caltrain, train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
  2. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station

$375 - $1,092

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to St. Louis 2065.7 miles

$200 - $300

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco Caltrain and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station via San Jose Diridon Station and Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and St. Louis is 1752 miles. The road distance is 2065.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from San Francisco to St. Louis, including transfers.

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San Francisco to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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San Francisco to St. Louis train services, operated by Caltrain, depart from San Francisco Caltrain station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to St. Louis is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h, you could also Caltrain and train, which costs and takes 2 days 21 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 1751.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to St. Louis via Oakland, Ca and Las Vegas, Nv in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to San Jose Diridon Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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 Richmond Transit Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$460 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$950 - $1,400
Train from San Jose Diridon Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$300 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
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 Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
33 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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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St. Louis is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 5:16 PM in San Francisco and 7:16 PM in St. Louis.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to St. Louis is 2066 miles. It takes approximately 31 h 43 min to drive from San Francisco to St. Louis.

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

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Book your San Francisco to St. Louis bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 193+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs .

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