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Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train

The journey from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train is 175.95 mi and takes 3 hr 1 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:15 AM and the last at 7:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train for as little as $27.49 or as much as $65.42. The best price for this journey is $27.49.

Lowest Price$27.49
Journey Duration3 hr 1 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$27.49
Highest Price$65.42
First Departure7:15 AM
Last Departure7:10 PM
Distance175.95 mi
DepartureChicago, IL
ArrivalSpringfield, IL
CarriersAmtrak

Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

Take the train from Chicago, IL, to Springfield, IL.

The train ride from Chicaco, IL, to Springfield, IL, lasts on average 3 hr 1 min. Around 4 trains depart a day from Chicago to Springfield. The average price is $39.11, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $27.49.

Amtrak, the largest passenger rail service in the U.S., operates the train service between Chicago and Springfield via the Lincoln Service and Illinois Zephyr routes.

These routes offer a picturesque journey through Illinois, with comfortable seating options and an opportunity to witness the state's unique landscapes, including vast prairies and historical sites.

Passengers have the choice of reserved Coach Class seating with spacious reclining seats. For those seeking more privacy, there are also Business Class seats available that offer extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

Your journey begins at the historic Chicago Union Station, a bustling transportation hub that is a gateway to nationwide destinations. Located in downtown Chicago, the station offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and charging stations, and provides easy access to the city's Loop and nearby L lines.

In Springfield, you will exit at the Springfield Amtrak Station. While smaller than its Chicago counterpart, the station offers essential amenities such as a ticket sales office and restrooms. The station features a wheelchair lift and an accessible waiting room. 

Once in Springfield, there's plenty to explore. From visiting the Illinois State Museum to walking through the Illinois State Capitol or retracing the steps of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. 

If you're planning your journey from Chicago to Springfield by train, we're here to assist. We can help you find the best prices across all modes of transport and provide a handy price calendar to help you choose the most cost-effective travel dates from Chicago to Springfield.

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Cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Springfield, IL by train

When travelling to Springfield, IL by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
19.82kg
Bus
21.24kg
Flight
56.63kg
Car
45.31kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL are 19.82kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL? By taking the train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL you will save 36.81kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.42kg compared to a bus and 25.49kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?
A train ticket from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL is $39.11. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $27.49.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL is $27.49. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL by train?
Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL is 175.95 mi.
How long does the train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL take?
Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL is on average 3 hr 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 55 min.
How many train connections per day go from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?
Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL leave?
The earliest train from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL departs at 7:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL depart?
The latest train from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL departs at 7:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $27.49 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Chicago, IL to go to Springfield, IL.
What's the fastest journey time between Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL is 2 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct train from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL?
Yes, there is a direct train between Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL.
What are the CO2 emissions for Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL by train?
The train journey from Chicago, IL to Springfield, IL creates 19.82kg of CO2 emissions.

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