Information and resources to get you to Springfield!

Coming from Chicago? Take a FREE or low cost Ride to Springfield! 
We have the following FREE and low-cost transportation options to Springfield! You must RSVP and confirm seating ASAP.


with Women and Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Signup by Phone: (773) 769-9299 (contact the bookstore directly by phone or by stopping in.  They are not taking reservations online, so use phone or in person only please.)
Departure 6:30 am



with Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted St,
Chicago, Illinois 60613



Link for bus signup:
Departure 6:30am




with  Affinity Community Services
2850 S. Wabash Ave. #108, Chicago, Illinois 60616
Link for bus signup:
Departure 6am



with Democratic Party of Oak Park
6941-A W. North Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Link for bus signup:
Departure 8:30am


with The NASW-Illinois Chapter
404 S Wells St., Fl. 4,
Chicago IL 60607
Link for bus signup:
Departure 7:30am

Link to select buses:

If you are traveling by another private charter bus, and have not done so already, please contact Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth.    Please email or call 773-216-2067 with the following information.  She will send more information to share with your drivers and bus captains.

– Group
– Bus captain information
– Time of arrival in Springfield

ILWMSpringfield Transportation Facebook group : Join the closed FB group to post requests or offers for carpools or to offer spots on other private bus charters.  This is a great way to connect with others directly on how you will get to Springfield.

RallyBus has been used very successfully for other marches.  It is ‘crowdsource’ for busing.  You register for your desired route, and so do others.  You don’t pay until the bus is confirmed, when enough folks have registered for that route.

Rally Bus Link for Illinois Women March on Springfield Event

For Groups:

If you are arranging transport for an organization or have a large party we encourage you to charter your own bus, using RallyBus or a private bus company.  For a private bus company please consider True North Travel Solutions (312-698-8991).

If you have arranged a private bus for a group and you have extra seats you can offer to individuals – please post to our Illinois Women March on Springfield Facebook – Transportation page to seek extra riders.

For Individuals:

Transportation options include RallybusAMTRAKGreyhound, carpools, and of course – driving on your own if need be.

Other options to get to Springfield are being posted on ILWMSpringfield Transportation Facebook group.  Join that group – it is a good way to connect with others to arrange pooled transportation.  There are buses being organized by Democratic Party of Oak Park and also Center on Halsted.

If you are having trouble navigating your options you can inquire here about a spot on a private group bus charter to Springfield.  If there is sufficient interest we can help you form a group and identify a group lead to arrange the private charter.  Filling out the Bus Inquiry does not guarantee bus transport.  Bus Inquiry