Get Around

Public Transportation

7453965_orig.jpgSangamon Mass Transit District (SMTD)

Every daytime bus route offered by SMTD services Downtown at the Capitol Avenue Transfer Center. Additionally,  4 night-time service routes (901,902,903 and 905) serving Downtown Monday-Friday can be accessed on the northside of the Old State Capitol (Washington between 5th/6th). These night time routes will run in 1 hour increments. (6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm and 9:45pm).

For schedules, routes and maps & trip planning, visit


The Amtrak Lincoln Service will get you to/from Chicago (3.5 hrs) and St. Louis (2 hrs) via the Springfield Station at Jefferson & Third Street. The Springfield Station (SPI) offers enclosed waiting area and onsite parking. The Illinois High Speed Rail project on track to be completed Early 2107, is currently under construction to increase train speeds from 79mph to 110mph, decreasing the travel time from St. Louis to Chicago by an hour.

For schedules, maps & trip planning, visit

Walk Downtown

Located in the Central Business District, Downtown and all of its amenities are withing walking distance from the Medical District, Residential Neighborhoods, as well as the State Capitol Complex. Once Downtown, the sidewalks will take you to numerous museums, restaurants, shops, historic sites, nightlife, and entertainment venues. Check out our fun walking itineraries>

Bike Downtown

Get and move around downtown on two wheels! The Second Street bike route runs north and south connecting Downtown to the regions multimodal network. Bicycle parking is available at the many bike racks. Additionally, a bike fix station is located in the Bocce Garden of Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery & Wm. Van’s Coffee House. See Springfield’s bike lanes thanks to the Regional Planning Commission.


Downtown Springfield is conveniently located in the center of the City of Springfield.

6-minute drive from I-55/72 via Clear Lake Drive from the East
10-minute drive from I-55/72 via 6th Street from the South
5-minute drive from Veterans Parkway (route-4)/Jefferson/Madison from the West

Park Downtown

According to the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, who analyzes downtown parking annually, we have plenty of spaces available for you to enjoy downtown. You may just not realize where you can park! Street parking is free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and free all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Holiday Shoppers also have the option of FREE parking downtown until December 22, 2018. See details here.

LocationParking TypeManagerHoursHourly PriceDaily PriceMonthly Price
4th and Capitol (INB)GarageIllinois National Bank at 217-747-5500N/AN/A$65
4th and WashingtonGarageMunicipal Parking - City of Springfield$0.75$5.00$50-60
SE Corner of 4th and WashingtonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712$0.75$4.50N/A
6th and Capitol (Hoogland)GarageSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712$0.75$5.00
Fri/Sat/Sun after 1 pm $2
NW Corner of Sixth and Madison (Presidential Museum)GarageCity of Springfield$1.50$9.75$70
Old State CapitolUndergroundUptown Garages at 217-528-8727Closes at 7 pm without monthly pass.$1.50$9.75$70
7th and Capitol (Public Library)UndergroundCity of Springfield$0.50N/AN/A
7th Street between Edwards and CapitolLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712N/AN/A$57
NE Corner of 7th and Monroe (Municipal Parking & Wyndham)GarageMunicipal Parking at 217-544-1670Permit parking only (no public parking) on 1st floor beginning September 25. Floors 2-5 will be closed for parking due to ramp repairs for an estimated 8 weeks depending on the weather. $0.50$7.00$60
7th and Washington (BOS Center and Doubletree)GarageBOS CenterThe Parking Garage is a fully automated garage, operating 24 hours a day. There are no attendants on duty, however we have 24 hour security on property should any problems arise.$1.00$7.00$60
2nd and WashingtonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712N/A$5.00$48
9th and AdamsLotSpringfield Downtown Parking Inc. at 217-522-2712$1.00$10.00N/A
5th and MadisonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712N/AN/A$37
10th and JeffersonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking Inc. at 217-522-2712N/AN/A$24
3rd and WashingtonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking Inc.N/AN/A$47
10th and AdamsLotSpringfield Downtown Parking Inc. at 217-522-2712 (SMTD)N/AN/A$32
5th and 6th between Cook & LawrenceLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc. at 217-522-2712N/AN/A$25
6th and JacksonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking, Inc.N/AN/A$52
1st and WashingtonLotSpringfield Downtown Parking Inc. at 217-522-2712N/AN/A$53
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