Transportation and Hotel Information
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Buses to Springfield
Below is a list of private buses going to Springfield that have seats available. These are being coordinated by community groups, churches, businesses and individuals. Most require a payment to cover costs. Click the link for pickup times, locations and to reserve a seat.
|Affinity Community Services Bus||St. John Church, 62nd & Woodlawn, Chicago||FREE||FULL|
|BUNGALO/Berwyn Lutheran Bus||Berwyn Municipal Garage, Grove Street||FREE||Filling Up
|Chicago Cruise Bus||Center on Halsted, Lakeview||FREE||FULL|
|Chicago Teachers Union Bus||1100 S. Hamilton, Chicago||CTU Family|
|DuPage UU/NOW Bus #1||Naperville, IL||FREE||FULL|
|Equality Illinois Palatine||Countryside UU Church, Palatine|
Stop #2: Aurora
|Equality Illinois/SAGE Lakeview||Center on Halsted||$30||Details|
|Equality Illinois/Crew Uptown||Lawrence & Broadway, Chicago||$30||Filling Up
|Equality Illinois Rockford||UU Church, Rockford||$30||Details|
|Equality Illinois Chicago South||78th & Lafayette, Chicago|
Stop #2: Brookfield
|EI/Lozano High School #1||Lozano High School, Chicago||FREE||FULL|
|EI/Lozano High School #2||Lozano High School, Chicago||FREE||FULL|
|Gay Liberation Network #1||Pickup #1, Rogers Park, Chicago|
Pickup #2, Pilsen, Chicago
|Gay Liberation Network #2||Pickup #1, Lakeview, Chicago|
Pickup #2, Southside, Chicago
|gAy List Bus||Lakeview, Chicago||$30||FULL|
|Girls Wanna Have Fun Bus||Stop #1: Lincoln Sq, Chicago|
Stop #2: Andersonville, Chicago
|HRC Bus||Center on Halsted, Lakeview||$30 / Suggested Donation||Details|
|Lambda Legal Bus||105 West Adams|
|Norse Bar||Rogers Park, Chicago||FREE||FULL|
|Prairie Pride Bus||Bloomington/Normal|
On & Off-Campus Pickups
|Sweet Ride to Springfield||Lakeview, Chicago||$30||FULL|
|Welcoming Churches Bus||Pickup #1: Ridge @ Dempster, Evanston|
Pickup #2: Lakeview, Chicago
|Windy City Times Rides To Springfield||Andersonville, Chicago||$22||FULL|
Bus Parking & RoutingIf you are a bus company, or bring a private/corporate bus to the March, please email tracy@MarchonSpringfield.org to let us know your group info. Bus pickup and dropoff are at the State Capitol. Bus parking is at the State Fairgrounds.
Freeway to/from State Capitol
State Capitol to/from Fairgrounds
By Bus | Trip PlannerIllinois is served by a variety of commercial and municipal bus systems. To plan your trip from anywhere in the state of Illinois, visit the Illinois Bus Network.
• Champaign/Urbana - 1.5 hours
• From Chicago Metro - 3 hours
• From Carbondale - 3 hours
• From Decatur - 1 hour
• From E. St. Louis - 1.5 hours
• From Joliet - 2.5 hours
• From Peoria - 1.5 hours
• From Quad Cities - 2.5 hours
• From Rockford - 3 hours
• From Waukegan - 3.5 hours
WCL has extended special rates for booking a bus or van for the day to Springfield. These may be booked by individuals/groups, companies or organizations. Rates are based upon availability.
56-passenger motor coach = $1,566.00
39-passenger minicoach = $1,306.00
23-passenger minicoach = $1,100.00
14-passenger minicoach = $985.00
This price includes driver, fuel surcharge, gratuity, and tolls for up to a 14-hour day. WCL carries a large liability insurance policy and you, your company or organization can be named as an additional insured as protection.
Chicago Charter Express
CCE will extend special rates for booking a bus or van for the day to Springfield.
For more details, contact:
By Air | LinkAllegiant, American Airlines and United Airlines fly into the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield, Illinois. To book travel, contact your travel agent or visit your favorite online booking tool.
By Train | AmtrakUPDATE AS OF 10/12/2013: Amtrak trackwork that had been scheduled for the route between Chicago and Springfield on october 22 has been changed. Amtrak is "good to go" for your travel to the March on Springfield. Lincoln Service can take you to Springfield from Chicago, Summit, Joliet, Dwight, Pontiac, Bloomington, Lincoln, Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $42 or less.
To book your trip, visit the Amtrak website.
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We had reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Springfield but all of those discounted rooms have been reserved. The Hilton Springfield still has rooms available at regular rates starting at $159/night.
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1601
The Northfield Inn in Springfield has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted price for March on Springfield. Rooms can be reserved by calling 866-577-7900.
Northfield Inn, Suites, & Conference Center
3280 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702
$82 room rate per night
Ask for March on Springfield