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About Springfield

There are 34 cities in America called Springfield, but the state capital of Illinois is one of the most well-known. Beyond Springfield's political clout as a state capital, it is known for being the home of Abraham Lincoln for many years, plus the site of his final resting place. While in town, you can visit President Lincoln's restored home, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. An enormous bronze bust of Lincoln outside his tomb features a nose as shiny as a new penny, rubbed by scores of visitors who consider it good luck.

Springfield is one of the state's best destinations thanks to more than just history. Check out the incredible artistry on display in the capitol building's stained glass windows, or discover the dogwoods lining 5 miles of trails in the Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center. Not to mention Springfield's bustling craft beer scene; hit up the city's microbreweries, nano breweries, and craft beer companies like the famous Springfield Beer Company.

It should be no surprise that one of the primary transportation methods to Springfield is called the Lincoln Service. This Amtrak train route stops in Springfield on its way from Chicago to St. Louis, and so does the Amtrak Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Chicago. Amtrak Thruway buses run from Springfield to Peoria, where travelers can connect to further bus destinations.

What train companies travel to Springfield, Illinois?

Located in Illinois, Springfield is accessible by train from 14 other cities. You can choose from 45 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Springfield on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Springfield are also available..

Train companies serving Springfield

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14110h 52m$137.12
Amtrak Texas Eagle182h 46m$70.45
Amtrak Lincoln Service92h 17m$32.60
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle is a train service operated by Amtrak that connects to Texas. It links Chicago with the heart of the Lone Star State in San Antonio, going to cities such as St. Louis and Dallas. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, complimentary WiFi, and a designated restaurant car with full meals.

  • Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

Which train carrier has the best service to Springfield?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Springfield by train with Amtrak Lincoln Service giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Lincoln Service had the most comfortable train service to Springfield taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Lincoln Service offers. They rate Amtrak Lincoln Service a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Springfield punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Lincoln Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Springfield, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$6.87 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Springfield, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Springfield. In the last month, trains from Lincoln to Springfield had the lowest average price at $8.42.

The main train station in Springfield is 100 N Third St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Springfield.

The closest airport to Springfield is Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI), it is located 4.6 miles from the city center of Springfield.
Springfield is the third most popular destination for train trips in Illinois. It also ranks number 106 in United States. Springfield ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Springfield via train service. On average 42 direct daily train trips serve Springfield.
The population of Springfield is 116565. Springfield ranks number 5 in terms of population in Illinois and number 142 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Springfield range from $7 for a short trip to Springfield, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Springfield starts at , and a longer trip by train to Springfield can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $18.
Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Springfield for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest train station to the city center of Springfield is 100 N Third St, located just 1.4 miles away. Select 100 N Third St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Springfield. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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