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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Springfield to Peoria. Traveling by train from Springfield to Peoria usually takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 4 minutes.

Distance63 mi (102 km)
Fastest train3h 4m
Lowest price€32.15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield to Peoria

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

David A

19 July 2020- Business

Amtrak

Pros: it was fun taking a train/Bus. Cons: nothing. Tips: none.

Pros: it was fun taking a train/Bus. Cons: nothing. Tips: none.

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

In the last month, €41.40 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield to Peoria. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 €13.48 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€58€39€19JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to Peoria will vary between €41 and €53. Planning a train trip to Peoria within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield over the next 7 days is €45. 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

€49€39€29€19€10ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to Peoria 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 €30 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Peoria in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €49 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

€73€58€44€29€153020100

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 Peoria from Springfield will be about €13.48 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Peoria?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Springfield to Peoria. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak35h 15m€48.87
  • Amtrak

    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 Springfield to Peoria every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €32.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Springfield to Peoria?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Springfield to Peoria, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Springfield to Peoria?

The distance between Springfield and Peoria is approximately 63 miles, or 102 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 4 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Springfield to Peoria on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday 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 Springfield at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Peoria?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Peoria

Peoria, IL - PIA-0

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Peoria, IL - PIA-1

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Peoria, IL - PIA-2

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Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is one of the best vacation destinations in Illinois. Peoria's irresistible midwestern charm, history, and unique attractions make it a must-see city when in the area.

To learn more about what attracted the late 17th-century French settlers to the area, visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Planetarium. Exhibitions here vary yearly, emphasising local history, natural history, art, and science, with many interactive exhibits for the kids to enjoy.

Take a stroll through Luthy Botanical Garden on a sunny day and enjoy the magnificent conservatory full of orchids and tropical plants. Peoria Zoo offers over 100 different animal species from all over the world. The zoo is open year-round, with many seasonal events throughout the year.

And bring your dancing shoes because Peoria also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene, from live music shows to performing arts events.

Peoria's central location makes it easy to reach. Peoria International Airport provides daily flights from several major cities. Peoria's Amtrak station offers access to various major cities, with trains arriving regularly. Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway coaches provide affordable transport in and out of the city, too.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Gateway Center

  • Union Station

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • 100 S EK Gaylord Blvd

  • Central Station

  • 128 Alton Rd

  • 109 SW Front St

  • Union Station

  • 338 S Guadalupe St - San Marcos Intermodal Station

  • 19427 N John Wayne Pkwy

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