Springfield Transportation

Getting here is easy. By car you'll find Springfield on Interstate 55 (a.k.a. Route 66), just 200 miles from Chicago, and 100 miles from St. Louis. By Plane, Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is linked with international gateway airports from St. Louis Lambert and Chicago O'Hare for daily flights, as well as Midway Airport in Chicago. And, by train, Amtrak offers daily stops in Springfield between both Chicago and St. Louis.

An old-fashioned, open-air trolley (closed and heated in the winter) with regular stops at the major historic attractions. Tickets sold at several downtown locations. For a list of stops, ticketing locations and days of operation, call 217/789-2360 or 800/545-7300. Springfield Trolley Company offers daily transportation to several attractions, including Lincoln's Home, Lincoln's Tomb, the Old & the New State Capitols, the Illinois State Museum and the Dana-Thomas House. Trolleys are also available for evening charters. Group rates available.

Public buses run from 6am-6pm, Monday through Saturday, except for holidays. For bus schedules and maps, call Springfield Mass Transit, 928 S. 9th St., at 217/522-5531.

Several taxi companies offer services to and from the airport and train station, as well as to all areas of the city. Check the local yellow pages listings for phone numbers.