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There are 5 ways to get from St. Louis to Manhattan by bus, shuttle, train, taxi, 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.

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Bus, shuttle  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Manhattan, KS

$87 - $146

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union Station
  2. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Topeka Amtrak Station
  3. Take a taxi from Topeka Amtrak Station to Manhattan

$207 - $352

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Manhattan 371.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Manhattan  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Manhattan (MHK) STL - MHK

$292 - $1,238

Fly to Kansas City, shuttle  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Kansas City (MCI) STL - MCI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kansas City International Airport, MO to Manhattan, KS

$232 - $428

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Manhattan is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Manhattan is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Manhattan is 347 miles. The road distance is 371.2 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Manhattan without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $85 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from St. Louis to Manhattan, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Manhattan Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Manhattan is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from St. Louis to Manhattan.

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

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There are 21+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $71 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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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 346.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from St. Louis to Manhattan hourly.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Manhattan via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Manhattan via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union Station
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
Train from Kansas City Union Station to Topeka Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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 Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Topeka, Ks
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Topeka, KS to Manhattan, KS
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $50
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from Kansas City International Airport, MO to Manhattan, KS
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Other operators
Taxi from Topeka Amtrak Station to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170

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