The driving distance from Saint Louis, Missouri to Chicago, Illinois is:

297 miles / 478 km

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Driving distance from Saint Louis, MO to Chicago, IL

The total driving distance from Saint Louis, MO to Chicago, IL is 297 miles or 478 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Saint Louis, Missouri. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

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Did you visit the Gateway Arch and take a 630-foot ride to the top to see the view of St. Louis also known as The Gateway City?

The Gateway Arch was Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a United States that expanded from Atlantic to Pacific. It is a memorial that celebrates the accomplishments of early pioneers.

Get a view of the city and the Mississippi River from the Observation Deck of the United States’ tallest man-made monument. On a clear day you could get 360 degrees views as far as 30-mile from where you stand.

Another attraction worth visiting before you head out to Chicago is the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The brewery is open daily. Tours are free. Visit the historic Brew House, Budweiser Clydesdale stable, beechwood aging cellar, packaging plant and sample a variety of beer on the house. For more info visit

Schlafly Bottleworks provides free tours on the history of brewing in St. Louis and a tour of their brew house. You will get complimentary tasting at the tasting room and an opportunity to pick up gifts at the gift shop.

Saint Louis, Missouri

City: Saint Louis
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

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