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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 195 other cities. You can choose from 483 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? Coach tickets to Springfield are also available..

Train companies serving Springfield

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18516h 36m£95.83
Amtrak Texas Eagle255h 15m£38.25
Amtrak Lincoln Service102h 31m£18.23
  • 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.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    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

    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.

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 4.2 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 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Springfield?

£3.06 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 £3.06.

Where is the train station in Springfield, IL?

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.

What is the closest airport to Springfield, IL?

The closest airport to Springfield is Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI), it is located 4.6 miles from the city center of Springfield.

Is Springfield a popular train travel destination?

Springfield ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 204 in United States. Springfield ranks number 9 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Springfield via train service. On average 68 direct daily train trips serve Springfield.

What is the population of Springfield?

The population of Springfield is 116565. Springfield ranks number 6 in terms of population in Illinois and number 226 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Springfield cost?

Train tickets to Springfield range from £3 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 £12 .

What type of traveler does Springfield attract?

People who take the train to Springfield are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Springfield easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Springfield?

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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