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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Lincoln to Springfield. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Springfield usually takes around 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Texas Eagle train can make the trip in 32 minutes.

Distance30 mi (47 km)
Fastest train0h 32m
Lowest price$3.50
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $3.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Lincoln, 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 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.66 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Lincoln to Springfield by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $4 whenever you decide to board the train to Springfield.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Lincoln to Springfield remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Lincoln to Springfield?

2 train services operate from Lincoln, 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 Service20h 36m$3.53
Amtrak Texas Eagle10h 32m$4.99

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Lincoln 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.

How long is the train journey from Lincoln to Springfield?

The distance between Lincoln and Springfield is approximately 30 miles, or 47 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Springfield.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Lincoln to Springfield are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Tuesday 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 Lincoln at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Lincoln to Springfield?

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

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Lincoln.

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Arrival stations

Springfield has one train station.

Need a return trip from Springfield to Lincoln?

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