COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Trains from Normal to Springfield

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top coach & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Normal - Springfield Train Timetable

Find cheap rental carsFind great deals on cheap cars in the area.
RentalCars logotypeRentalCars logotype

Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Normal to Springfield. Traveling by train from Normal to Springfield usually takes around 6 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 54 minutes.

Distance61 mi (99 km)
Fastest train0h 54m
Lowest price€7.60
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Normal to Springfield

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




30 December 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: I am a kiddo taking a little vacation with my mom. I love trains. The train ride is what I like the best out of the vacation. Cons: A process for those coming aboard. So the kiddos can sit next to his/her parent. Tips: Amtrak is a wonderful way to travel. The coa...

Pros: I am a kiddo taking a little vacation with my mom. I love trains. The train ride is what I like the best out of the vacation. Cons: A process for those coming aboard. So the kiddos can sit next to his/her parent. Tips: Amtrak is a wonderful way to travel. The coach seats are great to sit and relax. Or the viewing car is spacious for families to talk or play table games.


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

In the last month, €24.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal to Springfield. 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 9 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.34 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Normal to Springfield by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €8 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Normal to Springfield in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €19 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 9 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Springfield from Normal will be about €3.34 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Normal to Springfield?

There are 3 train lines with service from Normal to Springfield. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak310h 12m€56.26
Amtrak Lincoln Service40h 58m€7.63
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 4m€8.58
  • 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. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Normal to Springfield every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €8.

  • 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.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Normal to Springfield on the Texas Eagle usually takes 1 hours and 4 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Normal 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Normal to Springfield?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Normal to Springfield. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Normal to Springfield?

The distance between Normal and Springfield is approximately 61 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 54 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Springfield.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Normal to Springfield on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Normal at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Normal to Springfield?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Springfield. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Normal?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 12 stops and stations in Normal where you can board the train.

All train stations in Normal:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

  • Penn Station

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • 350 MacCorkle Ave SE

  • Union Terminal - 1301 Western Ave

Need a return trip from Springfield to Normal?

Search Train Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android