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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Springfield to Summit. Traveling by train from Springfield to Summit usually takes around 2 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance169 mi (272 km)
Fastest train2h 52m
Lowest price£16.33
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Springfield to Summit

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Springfield to Summit?

Amtrak Lincoln Service is the one and only train line which connects Springfield, Illinois to Summit, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service22h 54m£19.65

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield to Summit 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.

How long is the train journey from Springfield to Summit?

The distance between Springfield and Summit is approximately 169 miles, or 272 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 52 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Springfield to Summit are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Springfield at 06:00 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 Springfield to Summit?

Trains leave the station in Springfield twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Summit with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Springfield.

Where is the train station in Summit?

Arrival stations

Summit has one train station.

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