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There are 6 ways to get from St. Louis to Aurora by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 11 min

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

$58 - $137

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Bus, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora Bnsf

$38 - $52

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Naperville Rt59 4567 / ...

$46 - $106

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Aurora 276.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora

$132 - $316

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora

$96 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Aurora is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Aurora is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Aurora. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at New York St & Broadway St via Chicago, Il and Naperville Metra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to Aurora. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at Aurora via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Aurora is 239 miles. The road distance is 276.2 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Aurora without a car is to train which takes 7 h 11 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to get from St. Louis to Aurora, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Aurora bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Aurora is to train which takes 7 h 11 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 9 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Aurora.
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  • Distance: 239.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 11 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Aurora, IL, USA?

You can take a train from St. Louis to Aurora via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Aurora via Chicago, Il, Naperville Rt59, and Naperville Metra in around 9 h 31 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
5 h 40 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Aurora
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Chicago, Il to Naperville Rt59
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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St. Louis to Aurora bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Naperville Rt59 station.

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St. Louis to Aurora train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Aurora station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Aurora is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from St. Louis to Aurora.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Aurora. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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