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St. Louis to Columbus drive in 1 day

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  St. Louis
 Old 66
 Altamont
 Casey
 Terre Haute (Indiana)
 Indianapolis
 Richmond (Indiana)
 Dayton
   Columbus 
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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St. Louis to Columbus road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from St. Louis to Columbus. If you're planning a road trip to Columbus, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between St. Louis and Columbus. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between St. Louis and Columbus. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in St. Louis
drive for about 53 minutes

8:53 am  Old 66
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:53 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Altamont
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:09 pm  Casey
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

2:57 pm  Terre Haute (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:16 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:32 pm  Richmond (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:32 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

9:18 pm  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:18 pm
drive for about 1 hour

11:25 pm  arrive in Columbus

driving ≈ 8.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Old 66  (2 mentions)
    questions about Old 66:
        Motels to stay overnight

Altamont

Casey

Terre Haute (Indiana)  (3 answers)
    questions about Terre Haute (Indiana):
        What is there to see in terre haute

Indianapolis  (36 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?

Richmond (Indiana)
    questions about Richmond (Indiana):
        What's the best neighborhood in Richmond (Indiana) for a first time visitor?

Dayton  (4 answers)


Where's the best place to eat in Columbus?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Late Night Slice, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Northstar CafĂ©  (5 mentions)
The Thurman Cafe  (3 mentions)
Lavash Cafe  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Columbus? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Columbus?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

The Short North  (3 mentions)
Wolf's Ridge Brewing  (2 mentions)
North Market  (2 mentions)
Columbus Museum of Art  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Columbus. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor?  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?  (7 answers)

profile  Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Where should we eat in Columbus?  (6 answers)

profile  Daphne from Chicago asked:
What to see and eat in Short North with just a day?  (6 answers)

profile  Bob from asked:
Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by.  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Columbus.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Columbus to St. Louis drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from St. Louis to Columbus. Or get a full St. Louis to Columbus flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know St. Louis well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about St. Louis!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 418 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 16 minutes
Columbus is 1 hour ahead of St. Louis
81 St. Louis travel answers
1 Altamont travel answer
3 Terre Haute (Indiana) travel answers
36 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Richmond (Indiana) travel answer
4 Dayton travel answers
35 Columbus travel answers





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