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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Chicago to Springfield?

Lowest price€15.89
Fastest train3h 21m
Trains per day3
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago 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.

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

In the last month, €17.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €19.29 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Springfield?

The distance between Chicago and Springfield is approximately 179 miles, or 288 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 21 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chicago to Springfield are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Chicago to Springfield?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Chicago to Springfield.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Springfield to Chicago. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chicago to Springfield for €19.24.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Chicago, Illinois to Springfield, Illinois. Amtrak Lincoln Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service23h 22m€22.86
Amtrak Texas Eagle23h 24m€27.09

Amtrak Lincoln Service train tickets from Chicago to Springfield start from €16, and on average cost €23. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Lincoln Service schedules to Springfield. Amtrak Lincoln Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St, From Chicago to Springfield train travel on Amtrak Lincoln Service takes 3 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €25 for a one-way train ticket to Springfield.

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Chicago to Springfield start from €16, and on average cost €27. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Springfield. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St, From Chicago to Springfield train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 21 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €32 for a one-way train ticket to Springfield.

Price trends for trains from Chicago to Springfield

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Carolyn

13 August 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: It was a smooth ride and relaxing. Cons: The seat didn’t have the best support on my back. Tips: Make sure you have all your belongings as get off the train. (I left a book in the netted pocket). Pros: It was a smooth ride and relaxing. Cons: The seat didn’t have the best support on my back. Tips: Make sure you have all your belongings as get off the train. (I left a book in the netted pocket).

5.0

Lakesha

6 August 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Very affordable and easy to plan online no paper. Cons: The staff was cruel and rude in Springfield had to refund my ticket because I bought an appliance while visiting Springfield. Tips: None. Pros: Very affordable and easy to plan online no paper. Cons: The staff was cruel and rude in Springfield had to refund my ticket because I bought an appliance while visiting Springfield. Tips: None.

4.0

Sherrel

27 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: It left on time and arrived on time. Cons: The bathroom could be cleaner ! Tips: N/A. Pros: It left on time and arrived on time. Cons: The bathroom could be cleaner ! Tips: N/A.

5.0

Hafiz

22 June 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: It was nice. Cons: It is good. Tips: Great advice for other travelers to take Amtrack. Pros: It was nice. Cons: It is good. Tips: Great advice for other travelers to take Amtrack.

5.0

Paula

24 May 2019 - Business

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: I love that I can take a train to Chicago for my business and then I don’t have it. I can work as I’m riding. Cons: Maybe clean it. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the scenery and relax you are in good hands with Amtrak! Pros: I love that I can take a train to Chicago for my business and then I don’t have it. I can work as I’m riding. Cons: Maybe clean it. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the scenery and relax you are in good hands with Amtrak!

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