Cheap Chicago to Springfield  train tickets

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How much are Chicago to Springfield train tickets?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest3h 12m
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train carriers3
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Overall score for Chicago to Springfield
4.7
Based on 7 reviews
Amtrak Lincoln Service
4.8
Based on 6 reviews
Based on 6 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
3.8
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
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Lakesha
5.0
August 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very affordable and easy to plan online no paper
Cons
The staff was cruel and rude in Springfield had to refund my ticket because I bought an appliance while visiting Springfield
Tips
None
Sherrel
4.0
June 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It left on time and arrived on time
Cons
The bathroom could be cleaner !
Tips
N/A
Hafiz
5.0
June 22, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was nice.
Cons
It is good
Tips
Great advice for other travelers to take Amtrack
Paula
5.0
May 24, 2019Business
Pros
I love that I can take a train to Chicago for my business and then I don’t have it. I can work as I’m riding.
Cons
Maybe clean it
Tips
Sit back and enjoy the scenery and relax you are in good hands with Amtrak!
Phillip
5.0
June 3, 2019Business
Pros
Safe and comfortable
Cons
On time
Tips
No
Amtrak Texas Eagle
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Texas Eagle report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
1.0
Condition
5.0

How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Springfield ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Springfield is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Springfield was $22.06. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $5.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Springfield ? How far is Chicago to Springfield ?

The distance between Chicago to Springfield is 179.36 miles or 288.57 km. A train trip from Chicago to Springfield typically takes 3 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Lincoln Service. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 12 minutes to get from Chicago to Springfield.

A train getaway to Springfield clocks in at less than 4 hours, station to station. If you plan ahead and get an early start, a day trip could be possible depending on the schedules for that day, but you will be limited on the time you can spend in Springfield before you have to hop on the train back to Chicago. Ideally, you should plan for at least a two-day trip to Springfield. It would be perfect for a weekend getaway.

On Monday trains from Chicago to Springfield are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Lincoln Service has the most connections between Chicago to Springfield

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to Springfield. On the route to Springfield 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Lincoln Service offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Springfield, usually offering 3 trips per day. 5 train trips per day are direct connections to Springfield, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Springfield, which start at $20.00.

Chicago to Springfield is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Springfield start from $24.00, and on average cost $24.00. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Springfield. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St,

From Chicago to Springfield train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 58m
Avg. Price
$24.00

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Amtrak Lincoln Service train tickets from Chicago to Springfield start from $19.00, and on average cost $24.91. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Lincoln Service schedules to Springfield. Amtrak Lincoln Service in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St,

From Chicago to Springfield train travel on Amtrak Lincoln Service takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Lincoln Service offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $28.36 for a one-way train ticket to Springfield.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 19m
Avg. Price
$24.91

Amtrak Texas Eagle

Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Chicago to Springfield start from $19.00, and on average cost $31.48. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Springfield. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St,

From Chicago to Springfield train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 3 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Springfield on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost $38.34 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$31.48

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Springfield. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Springfield from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 100 N Third St.
  • 100 N Third St