There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to Springfield by plane, train, bus, night 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 to Springfield  •  5 h 2 min

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

$176 - $820

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4901 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak Lincoln Service / ...

$68 - $141

5 alternative options

Fly to Bloomington, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Bloomington (BMI) MSP - BMI
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak

$168 - $854

Fly to St. Louis, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$154 - $421

Train  •  13 h 37 min

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

$88 - $213

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
  4. 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

Questions & Answers

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 2 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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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Minneapolis to Springfield, including transfers.

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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, Davenport, IA and Galesburg, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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

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Minneapolis to Springfield bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis 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 2 min

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

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

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Bloomington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak 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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Davenport to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Springfield, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $110

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