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How much are train tickets from Alton to Springfield?

Lowest Price$9.50
Fastest Train1h 5m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Alton to Springfield

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5AugAug

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alton to Springfield right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $9.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Alton, IL 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Alton to Springfield?

The distance between Alton and Springfield is approximately 68 miles, or 109 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 5 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 Alton to Springfield are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Alton at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Alton to Springfield?

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

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

What train services are there from Alton to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Alton, Illinois 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 10m$9.50
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 5m$9.82

Where is the train station in Alton?

There is one train station in Alton:

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Springfield has one train station:

  • 100 N Third St

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