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There are 4 ways to get from St. Louis to Joplin by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Joplin, Mo 1333 / ...

$59 - $118

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Joplin 289.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Joplin  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Joplin (JLN) STL - JLN

$276 - $1,218

Fly to Tulsa, drive  •  4 h 24 min

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

$172 - $768

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Joplin is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Joplin is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $800 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Joplin is 260 miles. The road distance is 289.6 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Joplin without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $55 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from St. Louis to Joplin, including transfers.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Joplin is to bus which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $55 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Joplin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Joplin is 290 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from St. Louis to Joplin.

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American Airlines offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Joplin Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Joplin. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Joplin.
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  • Distance: 259.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from St. Louis to Joplin 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from St. Louis to Joplin every 4 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Tulsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Joplin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Joplin via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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 Joplin, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95

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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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