There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) STL - DCA

$134 - $386

Cheapest option

Bus via Pittsburgh  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC

$82 - $188

5 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Baltimore (BWI) STL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$197 - $527

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) STL - IAD

$140 - $390

Bus  •  22 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Harrisburg, Pa 1612 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4695 / ...

$93 - $227

Train  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$151 - $438

Drive  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Washington 817.5 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Washington is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 13 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $130 - $390.

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The distance between St. Louis and Washington is 1141 km. The road distance is 1308 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from St. Louis to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Washington. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Washington DC via Pittsburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Louis to Washington. However, there are services departing from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 5 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from St. Louis to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Washington via Pittsburgh, Pa and Pittsburgh in around 20 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Washington Dulles via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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