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There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Springfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Springfield  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Springfield (SPI) MSP - SPI

$176 - $820

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Bus, train  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lincoln Service / ...

$79 - $153

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Fly to St. Louis, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to St. Louis (STL) MSP - STL
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak Station

$154 - $421

Train  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lincoln Service / ...

$107 - $278

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Galesburg, IL
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Galesburg, IL to Springfield, IL

Drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Springfield 527.8 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Springfield is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Springfield is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Springfield. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Springfield, IL via Des Moines, IA and Galesburg, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Springfield is 405 miles. The road distance is 527.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Springfield without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 22 min and costs $75 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Minneapolis to Springfield, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Springfield bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Springfield is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs $170 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 13 h 37 min, you could also bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 13 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Minneapolis Airport to Springfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Minneapolis to Springfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 404.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Minneapolis to Springfield every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Minneapolis to Springfield via Union Depot Station & Terminal, St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot, and Chicago Union Station in around 13 h 37 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
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 Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Springfield, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Springfield is 528 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to drive from Minneapolis to Springfield.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Springfield Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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