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from Chicago to Springfield, IL

You can get from Chicago to Springfield, IL by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information from Chicago to Springfield, IL

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $171
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $21 (€17) • 3 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $171 (€137) • 1 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, air wisconsin or Amtrak

Travel 175 miles (282 km) by bus, flight or train from Chicago to Springfield, IL. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Greyhound, air wisconsin or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Chicago to Springfield, IL.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

There are 3 ways to get from Chicago to Springfield, IL: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

The cheapest way to travel to Springfield, IL from Chicago is by taking a train with an average price of $21 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Springfield, IL:

A train is generally $29 (€23) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $50 (€40) from Chicago to Springfield, IL.

Taking a train is usually $150 (€120) less than taking a flight to Springfield, IL, which costs on average $171 (€137) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

The quickest way to travel to Springfield, IL from Chicago is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 3 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 35 min.

In comparison, getting to Springfield, IL by train can take on average 3 h 22 min.

How far is it from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

The distance from Chicago to Springfield, IL is approximately 175 miles (282 km).

How many services a day are there from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Springfield, IL is:

  • 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Chicago to Springfield, IL as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL:

    Which travel operators can get me to Springfield, IL from Chicago?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Chicago to Springfield, IL:

    • You can go to Springfield, IL from Chicago by bus with Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $50 (€40) with Greyhound from Chicago to Springfield, IL on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane from Chicago to Springfield, IL with air wisconsin, and you can find air wisconsin Chicago to Springfield, IL tickets for $171 (€137) on Omio.
    • You can travel between Chicago and Springfield, IL by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $21 (€17) with Amtrak from Chicago to Springfield, IL.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL?
    Your trip from Chicago to Springfield, IL doesn't have to end in Springfield, IL. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN or Düsseldorf. If you’d like to add Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN or Düsseldorf to your Chicago to Springfield, IL tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Springfield, IL today!
    When should I book a ticket from Chicago to Springfield, IL online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from Chicago to Springfield, IL, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $50 (€40) one way on average for this trip.
    • A plane ticket costs $171 (€137) one way on average for this journey.
    • A train ticket for this journey is costing $21 (€17) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Springfield, IL tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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