There are 6 ways to get from Washington to St. Louis by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  4 h

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

$135 - $385

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...

$81 - $188

4 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to St. Louis (STL) IAD - STL

$141 - $392

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 19 min

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

$198 - $522

Train  •  24 h 10 min

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

$159 - $435

Drive  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Washington to St. Louis 817.5 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The quickest way to get from Washington to St. Louis is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $130 - $390.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Washington to St. Louis, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at St Louis, Mo via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Washington to St. Louis. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 10 min.

More details

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington to St. Louis hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to St. Louis via Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh, Pa in around 20 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 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 Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.