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Train Information between Chicago and Springfield, IL

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Springfield, IL cover the 175 miles (282 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 42 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Chicago to Springfield, IL.

Looking to travel by train between Chicago and Springfield, IL? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with Amtrak. Check Omio to see current Amtrak train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Chicago to Springfield, IL train and book Amtrak tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train from Chicago to Springfield, IL, you can expect to travel 175 miles (282 km) one-way with Amtrak. If you search for trains from Chicago to Springfield, IL in the Omio app, you can check if the Amtrak ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Amtrak, we do the work for you to get you safely to Springfield, IL from Chicago. Book that perfect Chicago to Springfield, IL train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Amtrak!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets from Chicago to Springfield, IL due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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Trains from Chicago to Springfield, IL
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FAQs
How many miles is it from Chicago to Springfield, IL by train?
The train distance from Chicago to Springfield, IL is around 175 miles (282 km).
How long is the train to Springfield, IL from Chicago?
While the time it takes to travel 175 miles (282 km) from Chicago to Springfield, IL can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Chicago to Springfield, IL train journey time is on average 3 h 42 min.
What train companies offer a service between Chicago and Springfield, IL?
If you're looking for trains from Chicago to Springfield, IL, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Springfield, IL. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Chicago to Springfield, IL trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Springfield, IL from Chicago a day?
The average number of trains departing Chicago for Springfield, IL is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Chicago to Springfield, IL? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Chicago at 2: 25 PM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 2: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chicago to Springfield, IL and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

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