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

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Train  •  7h 58m

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

$47 - $69

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Bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to St. Louis via St Louis

$38 - $51

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Waukegan to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo 1353 / ...

$44 - $62

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Waukegan to St. Louis 328 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5h 1m

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

$132 - $316

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4h 58m

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

$98 - $256

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Waukegan to St. Louis is to train and fly which costs $95 - $260 and takes 4h 58m.

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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 via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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

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The best way to get from Waukegan to St. Louis without a car is to train which takes 7h 58m and costs $45 - $70.

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

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Waukegan to St. Louis train services, operated by Metra, depart from Waukegan station.

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The best way to get from Waukegan to St. Louis is to train which takes 7h 58m and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 10h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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 in around 7h 58m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Waukegan to St. Louis twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Metra
Train from Waukegan to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Metra
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Waukegan to St. Louis is 328 miles. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Waukegan to St. Louis.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 253+ hotels available in St. Louis. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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