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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Springfield  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Springfield (SPI) DCA - SPI

$556 - $1,801

Cheapest option

Train via ROCKVILLE station  •  23h 28m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Lincoln Service / ...

$107 - $158

5 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to St. Louis, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to St. Louis (STL) DCA - STL
  2. Take the train from St. Louis to Springfield

$174 - $694

Fly Washington Dulles to Springfield  •  7h 43m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Springfield (SPI) IAD - SPI

$520 - $1,824

Bus  •  24h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Peoria, IL
  4. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Springfield Amtrak Station

Train  •  29h 9m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield Lincoln Service / ...

$113 - $162

Drive  •  13h 20m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield 796.8 miles

$75 - $120

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield by subway and train

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Springfield is around 22h 17m and covers a distance of around 963 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 16m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Amtrak, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Springfield. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 17m
Fastest journey time:
22h 16m
Journey distance:
963 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$107
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:29
Last service departs at:
15:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield subway and train schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Springfield
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The cost-effective way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield is to drive, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield is to fly which costs $550 - $1,800 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Springfield. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Springfield via FARRAGUT NORTH station, Rockville Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 28m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Springfield is 680 miles. The road distance is 796.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield without a car is to train via ROCKVILLE station which takes 23h 28m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rockville Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield is to fly which takes 4h 8m and costs $550 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can train via ROCKVILLE station, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 23h 28m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24h 12m.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Springfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 1m and has one stopover.

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Springfield is 1h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 12:23 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 11:23 AM in Springfield.

Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 680 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield via FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, ROCKVILLE station, Rockville Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 23h 28m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Springfield via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via St. Louis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Wilmington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Staunton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Johnstown, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Traverse City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Providence, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Knoxville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Harrisburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Syracuse, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Clarksburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Portland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Washington Dulles to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
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 St. Louis to Springfield
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
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 Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $100
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 Indianapolis, IN to Peoria, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield is 797 miles. It takes approximately 13h 20m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Springfield.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Springfield Airport.

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