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There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  1h 19m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD

$85 - $240

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL

$34 - $48

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  2h 21m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$133 - $306

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  3h 4m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Milwaukee (MKE) STL - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$155 - $305

Train  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...

$54 - $138

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH

$61 - $106

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 309.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which costs $85 - $240 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from St Louis Lambert Fld and arriving at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport via St Louis, Mo and Champaign - Illinois Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 14m.

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The distance between St. Louis Airport (STL) and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 260 miles. The road distance is 309.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to train which takes 8h 9m and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD), including transfers and time at the airport.

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St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 1h 19m and costs $85 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 8h 9m, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport station.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 259.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between St. Louis Airport (STL), USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Cape Air fly from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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 St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 310 miles. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from St. Louis Airport (STL) to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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Cape Air, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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