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

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Bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$46 - $108

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$42 - $69

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Train, bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb 4567 / ...

$66 - $160

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to DeKalb 279.9 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Chicago Midway, train, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$140 - $370

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$106 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to DeKalb is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to DeKalb is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to DeKalb. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Dekalb via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 42 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and DeKalb is 242 miles. The road distance is 279.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to DeKalb without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from St. Louis to DeKalb, including transfers.

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

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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 DeKalb bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dekalb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to DeKalb is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to drive from St. Louis to DeKalb.

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  • Distance: 242 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 42 min

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

You can take a bus from St. Louis to DeKalb via Chicago, Il in around 7 h 42 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 21 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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

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Book your St. Louis to DeKalb bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are eight+ hotels available in DeKalb. Prices start at $100 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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