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Train Trip Information: St Louis to Springfield

There are 6 daily trains from St Louis to Springfield. Traveling by train from St Louis to Springfield usually takes around one hour and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in one hour and 42 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Fastest train1h 42m
Lowest price$18.10
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis to Springfield

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

ED

April 9, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

It was easy to get on the train. I was helped with my suitcase. The train was on time. I was very comfortable.

It was easy to get on the train. I was helped with my suitcase. The train was on time. I was very comfortable.

5.0

Kurt

March 16, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Lincoln Service

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What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Springfield?

$19.58 is the average price of a bus ticket from St Louis to Springfield. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$39$26$13AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Springfield will vary between C$18 and C$28. Planning a train trip to Springfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from St Louis over the next 7 days is C$21. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$65$52$39$26$13SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis to Springfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Springfield in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$39 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Springfield from St Louis will be about C$12.66 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Springfield?

There are 3 train lines with service from St Louis to Springfield. Amtrak Lincoln Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 4m$27.64
Amtrak Lincoln Service31h 47m$20.11
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 51m$28.71
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Springfield every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    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.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from St Louis to Springfield on the Texas Eagle usually takes 1 hours and 51 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Springfield during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from St Louis to Springfield?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from St Louis to Springfield. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to Springfield?

The distance between St Louis and Springfield is approximately 85 miles, or 137 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 42 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs St Louis at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Springfield. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Springfield to St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

St. Louis, MO - STL-2

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St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Springfield

Springfield, IL, US - SPI-0

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Main arrival station: 100 N Third St

Springfield has one train station.

Train stations in Springfield:

  • 100 N Third St

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