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There are 2 ways to get from Champaign to Springfield by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lincoln Service / ...

$45 - $77

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Springfield 85.4 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Springfield is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Champaign to Springfield is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Springfield is 78 miles. The road distance is 85.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Springfield without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Champaign to Springfield, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Springfield is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Champaign to Springfield.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 77.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Champaign to Springfield. However, you can take the bus to Bloomington/Normal, IL, take the walk to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station, then take the train to Springfield Amtrak Station. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Springfield.

Train operators

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
+1 215-856-7924
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways

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