There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield by plane, train, subway, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago Midway to St. Louis, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to St. Louis (STL) MDW - STL
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak

$161 - $365

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$23 - $34

4 alternative options

Subway to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Springfield  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SPI) ORD - SPI

$103 - $366

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Decatur, taxi  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Decatur (DEC) ORD - DEC
  2. Take a taxi from Decatur to Springfield

$174 - $224

Airport SuperSaver, bus, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
  3. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak

$64 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield 194.2 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Springfield is 170 miles. The road distance is 194.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $23 - $35.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 170.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Springfield every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Decatur
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

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
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
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airportsupersaver.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 5 O'Hare Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Other operators
Taxi from Decatur to Springfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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