There are 6 ways to get from Waukegan to St. Louis by train, bus, 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  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$53 - $133

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to St. Louis via St Louis

$34 - $46

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353

$42 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Waukegan to St. Louis 328 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL

$128 - $310

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Clybourn
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to St. Louis (STL) ORD - STL

$94 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waukegan to St. Louis is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waukegan to St. Louis is to train and fly which costs $90 - $260 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Waukegan and St. Louis is 288 miles. The road distance is 328 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to get from Waukegan to St. Louis, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Waukegan to St. Louis station. However, there are services departing from Waukegan and arriving at St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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There are 186+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Waukegan to St. Louis train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Chicago OTC station.

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Map of how to get from Waukegan to St. Louis.
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  • Distance: 287.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 58 min

What companies run services between Waukegan, IL, USA and St. Louis, MO, USA?

You can take a train from Waukegan to St. Louis via Chicago OTC and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 58 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Waukegan to St. Louis hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Waukegan to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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