Traffic & Travel Tips
Interstate Highway I-55 runs to the heart of Springfield, as does Interstate Highway I-72.
Amtrak is very reliable to travel to and from Springfield as is Greyhound bus lines. You can take the Amtrack train from Chicago or St. Louis to Springfield; however, if you plan to go to Lincoln's Tomb, War Memorials, Route 66 sites, or New Salem State Historic Site, you need a car, as these sites are not in easy walking distance from downtown Springfield.
Parking downtown is available on the street, meter parking on weekdays, and there is access to several parking garages.
Be mindful of one-way traffic flow on certain downtown streets and of railroad crossings and bus stops.
Did You Know?
Robert Lincoln donated the family home in Springfield to the State of Illinois in 1887 under the condition that it would always be open free to the public and well maintained. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois