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Transportation and Hotel Information


By Car | Map | Parking in Springfield | Zipcar
Rent Private Bus for your Group | Link
By Bus | Trip Planner
By Train | Amtrak Alert | Link
By Air | Link
Hotels | Link

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.

BusDeparts FromCostLink
Affinity Community Services BusSt. John Church, 62nd & Woodlawn, ChicagoFREEFULL
BUNGALO/Berwyn Lutheran BusBerwyn Municipal Garage, Grove StreetFREEFilling Up
Chicago Cruise BusCenter on Halsted, LakeviewFREEFULL
Chicago Teachers Union Bus1100 S. Hamilton, ChicagoCTU Family
DuPage UU/NOW Bus #1Naperville, ILFREEFULL
Equality Illinois PalatineCountryside UU Church, Palatine
Stop #2: Aurora
Equality Illinois/SAGE LakeviewCenter on Halsted$30Details
Equality Illinois/Crew UptownLawrence & Broadway, Chicago$30Filling Up
Equality Illinois RockfordUU Church, Rockford$30Details
Equality Illinois Chicago South78th & Lafayette, Chicago
Stop #2: Brookfield
EI/Lozano High School #1Lozano High School, ChicagoFREEFULL
EI/Lozano High School #2Lozano High School, ChicagoFREEFULL
Gay Liberation Network #1Pickup #1, Rogers Park, Chicago
Pickup #2, Pilsen, Chicago
Gay Liberation Network #2Pickup #1, Lakeview, Chicago
Pickup #2, Southside, Chicago
gAy List BusLakeview, Chicago$30FULL
Girls Wanna Have Fun BusStop #1: Lincoln Sq, Chicago
Stop #2: Andersonville, Chicago
$35Filling Up
HRC BusCenter on Halsted, Lakeview$30 / Suggested DonationDetails
Lambda Legal Bus105 West Adams
Downtown Chicago
Norse BarRogers Park, ChicagoFREEFULL
Prairie Pride BusBloomington/Normal
On & Off-Campus Pickups
Sweet Ride to SpringfieldLakeview, Chicago$30FULL
Welcoming Churches BusPickup #1: Ridge @ Dempster, Evanston
Pickup #2: Lakeview, Chicago
Windy City Times Rides To SpringfieldAndersonville, Chicago$22FULL


Bus Parking & Routing

If 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 Planner

Illinois 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.

By Car | Map | Parking in Springfield

Approximate Driving Times to Springfield:
• 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


Private Group Bus Travel

Windy City Limousines
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.
Jerold Bean
(847) 916-9244

Chicago Charter Express
CCE will extend special rates for booking a bus or van for the day to Springfield.
For more details, contact:
Dougie Collins


By Air | Link

Allegiant, 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 | Amtrak

UPDATE 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.



The March on Springfield will take place mid-day, allowing anyone in Illinois to drive in that morning and return that night. We've identified two nearby hotels for those who chose to come the day before or stay over night.

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Hilton Springfield
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.

Hilton Springfield
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1601
(217) 789-1530

Northfield Inn
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


Contact Us

Tracy Baim    Telephone: 773-387-2394     E-mail: tracy@marchonspringfield.com