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There are 4 ways to get from St. Louis to Wichita by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Wichita (ICT) STL - ICT

$180 - $776

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Wichita, Ks 7321 / ...

$54 - $133

2 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  12 h 39 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 Newton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Newton Amtrak Station to Wichita Amtrak Station

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Wichita 445.1 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Wichita is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Wichita is to fly which costs $180 - $800 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Wichita. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Wichita, Ks via Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Wichita is 395 miles. The road distance is 445.1 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Wichita without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from St. Louis to Wichita, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Wichita bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Wichita is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $180 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Wichita Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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St. Louis to Wichita bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wichita, Ks station.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Wichita.
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  • Distance: 395.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

Southwest Airlines flies from St. Louis to Wichita 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Wichita via Kansas City, Mo in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Wichita
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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 Newton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Wichita, Ks
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Night bus from Newton Amtrak Station to Wichita Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Wichita is 445 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from St. Louis to Wichita.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Wichita Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Wichita. Prices start at $54 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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