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

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Recommended option

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  4 h 11 min

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

$136 - $386

Cheapest option

Bus via Pittsburgh, PA  •  19 h 12 min

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

$80 - $185

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$199 - $523

Fly from Washington Dulles  •  4 h 54 min

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

$142 - $393

Bus  •  21 h

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

$88 - $188

Train  •  24 h 10 min

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

$159 - $435

Drive  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Washington to St. Louis 817.5 miles

$80 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to St. Louis is to fly which costs $130 - $390 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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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 Forbes Ave At Morewood Ave Fs and Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 12 min.

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

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The distance between Washington and St. Louis is 713 miles. The road distance is 817.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to St. Louis without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 12 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Washington to St. Louis, including transfers.

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Washington to St. Louis bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Washington, DC station.

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Washington to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to St. Louis is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $130 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 19 h 12 min, you could also train, which costs $150 - $440 and takes 24 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 712.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 11 min

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, PA, Forbes Ave At Morewood Ave Fs, Sixth Ave At Smithfield St, and Pittsburgh, Pa in around 19 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to St. Louis Gateway Station
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
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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 Pittsburgh, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Washington to St. Louis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at St Louis, Mo station.

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St. Louis is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 3:13 AM in Washington and 2:13 AM in St. Louis.

Washington to St. Louis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to St. Louis is 817 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 58 min to drive from Washington to St. Louis.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 198+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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