There are 5 ways to get from St. Louis to Dubuque by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Dubuque (DBQ) STL - DBQ

$222 - $1,042

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Train, bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA 1486

$88 - $188

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Bus via Burlington, IA  •  11 h 50 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 Dubuque, IA

$110 - $203

Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Cedar Rapids 1490
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA 1486

$90 - $148

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Dubuque 337.8 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Dubuque. However, there are services departing from St Louis, MO and arriving at Dubuque, IA via Burlington, IA and Cedar Rapids,IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Dubuque is 270 miles. The road distance is 337.8 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Dubuque without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from St. Louis to Dubuque, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Dubuque bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from St Louis, MO station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Dubuque is to fly which takes 4 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Dubuque Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Dubuque bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Dubuque, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Dubuque is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from St. Louis to Dubuque.

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

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Dubuque.
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  • Distance: 270.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from St. Louis to Dubuque every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Dubuque via Burlington, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Cedar Rapids,IA in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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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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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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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
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com

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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 .

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