Amtrak’s Lincoln Service trains travel daily between Chicago and St. Louis. All stops are in Illinois except for St. Louis, and the schedules are set up for day trips so you can leave in the morning and return same day from many of the stations on the route.
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Things to Know
- Amenities include WiFi and a café car.
- Business class seats are available on this train.
- If you would like private accommodations on the trip between St. Louis and Chicago or between Springfield and Chicago, book tickets on the Texas Eagle.
- Exit at Springfield, Illinois to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.
- There are multiple trains that travel on this route each day.
- Travel time between St. Louis and Springfield is about 2 hours.
- Travel time between Chicago and Springfield is about 3.5 hours.
- Travel time between Chicago and St. Louis is about 5 hours.
View latest schedules and timetables on Amtrak.com.
- Chicago, IL – Union Station (CHI)
- Summit, IL (SMT)
- Joliet, IL – Gateway Center (JOL)
- Dwight, IL (DWT)
- Pontiac, IL (PON)
- Bloomington-Normal, IL – Uptown Station (BNL)
- Lincoln, IL (LCN)
- Springfield, IL (SPI)
- Carlinville, IL (CRV)
- Alton, IL (ALN)
- St. Louis, MO – Gateway Station (STL)
- Chicago Loop
- Willis Tower
- Slammers Stadium
- Jacob Henry Mansion
- Rialto Square Theatre
- Humiston-Riverside Park
- Catherine Yost House Museum
- Illinois State University
- Old State Capitol Building
- Illinois State Museum
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
- Lincoln Home National Historic Site
- Scottrade Center
- Peabody Opera House
- Busch Stadium
- Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum
- Gateway Mall
- The Gateway Arch