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There are 9 ways to get from St. Louis to Rockford by train, bus, 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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Train, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$99 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Louis to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$77 - $106

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Train, taxi  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$161 - $270

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 30 min

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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  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 Midway, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) STL - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$174 - $376

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 52 min

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

$138 - $314

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Milwaukee (MKE) STL - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL

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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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The best way to get from St. Louis to Rockford without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 2 min and costs $95 - $200.

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It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to get from St. Louis to Rockford, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Rockford is 294 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from St. Louis to Rockford.

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

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. 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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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 259.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 2 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, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 9 h 6 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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 Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
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, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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