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Trains from Springfield to St Louis

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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Springfield to St Louis. Traveling by train from Springfield to St Louis usually takes around 11 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in one hour and 58 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Fastest train1h 58m
Lowest price€13.22
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield to St Louis

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

ED

7 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

We left and arrived on time. The business class is very comfortable and clean.

We left and arrived on time. The business class is very comfortable and clean.

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, €49.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield to St Louis. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €29.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€113€76€38MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to St Louis will vary between €38 and €109. 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 €38. 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

€47€38€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM

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 December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to St Louis in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €44 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

€71€57€42€28€143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 3 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to St Louis from Springfield will be about €29.28 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to St Louis?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak31d 7h 5m€158.28
Amtrak Lincoln Service42h 1m€14.63
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 8m€15.62
  • 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 St Louis every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €13.

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  • 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 Springfield to St Louis on the Texas Eagle usually takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Springfield to St Louis. 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 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 11 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 58 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Springfield to St Louis on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 00:00 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 8 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to St Louis. 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 St Louis to Springfield.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Springfield where you can board the train.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • 100 N Third St

  • 225 S Seminary St

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • 245 Second St

  • 1003 S 9th St

  • Valley Station - 401 I St

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

  • 340 S 600 W

  • 5885 Horton St

  • 280 N Center St

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

  • 5099 Stars and Stripes Dr

  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

  • 501 W First St

  • 300 S Main St

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