There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco 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 Oakland  •  5 h 51 min

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

$173 - $494

Cheapest option

Fly from San Francisco  •  5 h 56 min

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

$159 - $371

4 alternative options

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  6 h 56 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 9 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Bloomington/Normal, IL
  3. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak

$337 - $985

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

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

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to St. Louis is to drive which costs $200 - $300 and takes 31 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to St. Louis is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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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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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from San Francisco to St. Louis, including transfers.

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta 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 Oakland to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 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 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 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 and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
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