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

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Fly to Fort Smith  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Fort Smith (FSM) STL - FSM

$246 - $1,118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Memphis, Tn 1138
  2. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Ft Smith, Ar 1359

$77 - $177

4 alternative options

Fly to Tulsa, drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Tulsa (TUL) STL - TUL
  2. Drive from Tulsa to Fort Smith

$174 - $770

Train, bus  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Fort Smith, AR 117

$124 - $229

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Kansas City, MO to Fort Smith, AR 113

$98 - $166

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Fort Smith 417.6 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between St. Louis and Fort Smith is 324 miles. The road distance is 417.6 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Fort Smith without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from St. Louis to Fort Smith, including transfers.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Fort Smith is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Fort Smith Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Fort Smith is 418 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from St. Louis to Fort Smith.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Fort Smith Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Fort Smith. Prices start at $55 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 .

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Fort Smith.
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  • Distance: 324.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Fort Smith, AR, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from St. Louis to Fort Smith hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Fort Smith via Memphis, Tn and Ft Smith, Ar in around 12 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Fort Smith via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Fort Smith via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Tulsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Fort Smith via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Fort Smith via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Ft Smith, Ar
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Fort Smith, AR
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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