There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Springfield by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 27 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 Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak 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

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Springfield is to fly which costs $170 - $390 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Chicago to Springfield, including transfers.

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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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
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
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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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