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There are 5 ways to get from Springfield to Branson by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train, bus, taxi  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Springfield, Mo
  3. Take a taxi from Springfield, Mo to Branson

$137 - $240

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Springfield to Branson 351.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Springfield to Springfield, taxi  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Springfield (SPI) to Springfield (SGF) SPI - SGF
  2. Take a taxi from Springfield to Branson

$454 - $1,837

Fly Springfield to Fayetteville, drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Springfield (SPI) to Fayetteville (XNA) SPI - XNA
  2. Drive from Fayetteville to Branson

$403 - $1,732

Taxi to Decatur, fly to Fort Leonard Wood, drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Springfield to Decatur
  2. Fly from Decatur (DEC) to Fort Leonard Wood (TBN) DEC - TBN
  3. Drive from Fort Leonard Wood to Branson

$203 - $392

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The cheapest way to get from Springfield to Branson is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Springfield to Branson is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Springfield and Branson is 294 miles. The road distance is 351.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Springfield to Branson without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 8 h 39 min and costs $130 - $240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Springfield to Branson, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Springfield Airport to Springfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Springfield to Branson is 351 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Springfield to Branson.

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

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There are 337+ hotels available in Branson. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Springfield to Springfield Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $14 - $18.

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Map of how to get from Springfield to Branson.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

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

There is no direct connection from Springfield to Branson. However, you can take the train to St. Louis Gateway Station, take the walk to Civic Center Transit Center, take the line 32 bus to Cass @ 20Th Street Wb, take the walk to St Louis, Mo, take the bus to Springfield, Mo, then take the taxi to Branson. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Branson.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Springfield to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Springfield to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
Flights from Springfield to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,100
Flights from Springfield to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Springfield to Fayetteville via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Springfield to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Springfield to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Springfield to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Springfield to Fayetteville via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Decatur to Fort Leonard Wood via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
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 Springfield Amtrak Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 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
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Other operators
Taxi from Springfield, Mo to Branson
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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