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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Springfield to St Louis. Traveling by train from Springfield to St Louis usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Fastest train2h 5m
Lowest price£10.15
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield, IL to St Louis, MO

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Ruth

5 February 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Didn't have to worry about traffic, parking, weather, etc. Cons: Nothing! All was very good,.

Pros: Didn't have to worry about traffic, parking, weather, etc. Cons: Nothing! All was very good,.

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

In the last month, £11.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, IL to St Louis, MO. 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 £6.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£22£14£7JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to St Louis will vary between £10 and £17. Planning a train trip to St Louis within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield over the next 7 days is £11. 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

£18£14£11£7£4JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to St Louis by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to St Louis in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £13 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

£18£14£11£7£43020100

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 St Louis from Springfield will be about £6.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to St Louis?

2 train services operate from Springfield, Illinois to St Louis, Missouri. 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 Service22h 8m£10.59
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 7m£16.98

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield to St Louis 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 St Louis?

The distance between Springfield and St Louis is approximately 85 miles, or 137 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 5 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 St Louis are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 St Louis?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Springfield to St Louis.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Louis to Springfield. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Springfield to St Louis for £13.05.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Springfield.

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Arrival stations

St Louis has one train station.

Need a return trip from St Louis to Springfield?

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