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There are 3 ways to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield by train, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lincoln Service / ...

$30 - $42

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield 105.3 miles

$10 - $15

Fly, taxi  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Decatur (DEC) STL - DEC
  2. Take a taxi from Decatur to Springfield

$222 - $622

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The cheapest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington University in St. Louis station to Springfield station. However, there are services departing from SKINKER station and arriving at Springfield Amtrak Station via St. Louis Gateway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Washington University in St. Louis and Springfield is 88 miles. The road distance is 105.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield, including transfers.

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Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at St. Louis Gateway Station.

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The quickest flight from St. Louis Airport to Decatur Airport is the direct flight which takes 51m.

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Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield is 105 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield.

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  • Distance: 87.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA and Springfield, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington University in St. Louis to Springfield 5 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 54m.

Airlines
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Decatur
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
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
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Decatur to Springfield
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Cape Air offers flights from St. Louis Airport to Decatur Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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