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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from St Louis to Springfield. Traveling by train from St Louis to Springfield usually takes around one hour and 56 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price£9.89
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

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

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

In the last month, £11.36 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis, MO 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £3.83 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Springfield will vary between £10 and £13. 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 £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

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Traveling from St Louis to Springfield by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £11 whenever you decide to board the train to Springfield.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from St Louis to Springfield remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Springfield?

2 train services operate from St Louis, Missouri 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 Service21h 57m£10.22
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 55m£15.73

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.

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 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 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?

Trains from St Louis to Springfield 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 Wednesday 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 St Louis at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 St Louis to Springfield?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Springfield to St Louis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Louis to Springfield for £27.54.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Departure stations

There is one train station in St Louis.

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Arrival stations

Springfield has one train station.

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