Trains from Lincoln to Springfield

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Lincoln - Springfield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Lincoln to Springfield. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Springfield usually takes around 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 27 minutes.

Distance30 mi (47 km)
Fastest train0h 27m
Lowest price$3.50
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $3.50 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.00 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?

There are 3 train lines with service from Lincoln to Springfield. Amtrak Lincoln Service is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 29m$3.86
Amtrak Lincoln Service20h 29m$3.58
Amtrak Texas Eagle10h 32m$10.46
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Lincoln to Springfield every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $4.

  • 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

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Lincoln to Springfield start from $4, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Springfield. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Lincoln leaves from 101 N Chicago St . And in Springfield trains arrive at 100 N Third St .

    From Lincoln to Springfield train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 0 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Springfield faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 27 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Springfield.

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.

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.

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 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 27 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 departing from Lincoln to Springfield tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 4 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.

City Information

Springfield

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There are 34 cities in America called Springfield, but the state capital of Illinois is one of the most well-known. Beyond Springfield's political clout as a state capital, it is known for being the home of Abraham Lincoln for many years, plus the site of his final resting place. While in town, you can visit President Lincoln's restored home, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. An enormous bronze bust of Lincoln outside his tomb features a nose as shiny as a new penny, rubbed by scores of visitors who consider it good luck.

Springfield is one of the state's best destinations thanks to more than just history. Check out the incredible artistry on display in the capitol building's stained glass windows, or discover the dogwoods lining 5 miles of trails in the Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center. Not to mention Springfield's bustling craft beer scene; hit up the city's microbreweries, nano breweries, and craft beer companies like the famous Springfield Beer Company.

It should be no surprise that one of the primary transportation methods to Springfield is called the Lincoln Service. This Amtrak train route stops in Springfield on its way from Chicago to St. Louis, and so does the Amtrak Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Chicago. Amtrak Thruway buses run from Springfield to Peoria, where travelers can connect to further bus destinations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Main departure station: 101 N Chicago St

There is one train station in Lincoln.

All train stations in Lincoln:

  • 101 N Chicago St

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Main arrival station: 100 N Third St

Springfield has one train station.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • 100 N Third St

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