There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Springfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Springfield (SGF) ORD - SGF

$178 - $385

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Springfield, Mo 1351 / ...

$66 - $150

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Springfield, Mo 1333 / ...

$93 - $223

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Springfield 514.7 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and Springfield is 444 miles. The road distance is 514.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Springfield without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Chicago to Springfield, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Springfield Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Springfield is 515 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to drive from Chicago to Springfield.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Springfield Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $60 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 .

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 443.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Springfield every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago to Springfield every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $55 - $140 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 Chicago Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Springfield, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Springfield, Mo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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