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There are 8 ways to get from St. Louis to Michigan City by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Michigan City Amtrak Wolverine

$75 - $178

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Bus Megabus, train  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to 11th St. Ssl

$40 - $54

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Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il 4808 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St. Ssl

$46 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Michigan City 327.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$134 - $318

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$98 - $258

Fly to South Bend, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to South Bend (SBN) STL - SBN
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.

$230 - $1,210

Fly to Milwaukee, bus, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Milwaukee (MKE) STL - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  3. Take the train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.

$164 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Michigan City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Michigan City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis station to Michigan City. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station and arriving at Michigan City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Michigan City is 277 miles. The road distance is 327.8 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Michigan City without a car is to train which takes 7 h 47 min and costs $75 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from St. Louis to Michigan City, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway 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 Michigan City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Michigan City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Michigan City is 328 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from St. Louis to Michigan City.

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  • Distance: 276.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Michigan City, IN, USA?

You can take a train from St. Louis to Michigan City via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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 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 Michigan City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
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Train from Gary Metro Center to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to 11th St.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Coach USA

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in Michigan City. Prices start at $59 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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