There are 3 ways to get from St. Louis to Cedar Falls by bus, car or plane

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

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA
  3. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA

$122 - $213

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Cedar Falls 348.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Waterloo (ALO) STL - ALO

$218 - $1,022

Questions & Answers

The distance between St. Louis and Cedar Falls is 296 miles. The road distance is 348.5 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from St. Louis to Cedar Falls without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 10 h 10 min to get from St. Louis to Cedar Falls, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from St. Louis to Cedar Falls is to bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 20 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Waterloo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 3 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Cedar Falls is 348 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to drive from St. Louis to Cedar Falls.

Get driving directions

United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Waterloo Airport.

Search flights

There are 29+ hotels available in Cedar Falls. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from St. Louis to Cedar Falls.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 295.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 10 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Cedar Falls, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from St. Louis to Cedar Falls via Burlington, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Cedar Rapids,IA, and Waterloo, IA in around 10 h 10 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from St. Louis to Cedar Falls every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Waterloo via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.