There are 8 ways to get from St. Louis to Rockford by train, bus, car, plane, subway or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  8 h 46 min

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

$104 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Rockford 1486

$82 - $111

6 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Rockford 294.4 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$140 - $316

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway, bus, taxi  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to Cumberland
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford
  4. Take a taxi from Rockford to Rockford

$178 - $382

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  6 h 56 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 bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$206 - $382

Questions & Answers

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

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The distance between St. Louis and Rockford is 260 miles. The road distance is 294.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from St. Louis to Rockford, including transfers.

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  • Distance: 259.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from St. Louis to Rockford via Chicago, IL, Chicago, and Rockford in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
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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 Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Coach USA
Other operators
Taxi from Rockford to Rockford
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$25 - $31

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