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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Springfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Hartford, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Hartford (BDL)
  2. Take the train from Windsor Locks to Springfield

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Fly Chicago Midway to Hartford

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Hartford (BDL)

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Albany, train

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Albany (ALB)
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Springfield

Fly Chicago Midway to Albany, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Albany (ALB)
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Springfield

Fly Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to New York La Guardia (LGA)
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Haven
  3. Take the train from New Haven to Springfield

Fly Chicago Midway to Manchester, bus, train

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manchester (MHT)
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
  3. Take the train from Boston to Springfield

Train

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
  2. Take the bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Springfield, MA

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Springfield
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to fly which costs $180 - $800 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Springfield station. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Union Station, Springfield, MA via Chinatown-152 East Broadway, Central Ave & Lexington Ave and Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Springfield. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 57m.

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The distance between Chicago and Springfield is 776 miles. The road distance is 903.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Springfield without a car is to train which takes 18h 57m and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Chicago to Springfield, including transfers.

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Chicago to Springfield bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs $180 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 18h 57m, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $160 and takes 20h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 775.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Springfield, MA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Chicago to Springfield 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield twice daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 18h 57m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Hartford via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Montreal
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Windsor Locks to Springfield
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Business Seat
$25 - $35
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from New Haven to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Train from Boston to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
18h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$310 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $290
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Windsor Locks to Springfield
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $90
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $110
Train from New Haven to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$26 - $80
Business Class Seat
$40 - $110
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$85 - $120
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$85 - $120
Business Seat - Child
$85 - $120
First Class - Adult
$140 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $200
First Class - Child
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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GoTo Bus
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Chinatown-152 East Broadway to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 2m.

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Chicago to Springfield bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Springfield, MA.

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Springfield is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 1:55 AM in Chicago and 2:55 AM in Springfield.

Chicago to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Springfield is 904 miles. It takes approximately 15h 14m to drive from Chicago to Springfield.

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Delta, Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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