There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake by bus, train, 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, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Chicago, IL via St Louis
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$31 - $44

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake Up-Nw

$53 - $132

Bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride 605

$45 - $102

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Crystal Lake 321 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake

$91 - $250

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake

$126 - $310

Fly to Milwaukee, bus, train  •  7 h 11 min

  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
  3. Take the train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake

$156 - $315

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

You can take a train from St. Louis to Crystal Lake via Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Chicago OTC in around 7 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Crystal Lake via Chicago, Il, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Cumberland, Rosemont, Rosemont CTA Station, and Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride in around 9 h 8 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Crystal Lake
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Pace I-90/Randall Road Park-n-Ride
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from St. Louis to Crystal Lake?

The distance between St. Louis and Crystal Lake is 432 km. The road distance is 514 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake?

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake is to bus and train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 7 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake?

The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake is to fly and train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $90 - $250.

Is there a direct train between St. Louis and Crystal Lake?

No, there is no direct train from St. Louis to Crystal Lake. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak and arriving at Crystal Lake via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake?

It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from St. Louis to Crystal Lake, including transfers.