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Springfield, MO Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 47
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 268
Committable Meeting Rooms* 9
Convention Center Space 112,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 112,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 45,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $77
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $46
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $249
*Maximum for a single hotel

Springfield, MO Airport Information

Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF)

Distance: 8 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $27 USD

Springfield-Branson National Airport is located at the northwest edge of Springfield, just five miles northwest of Springfield's central business district and 40 miles north of Branson. The airport features direct flights to eight U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa/St. Petersburg. Opened in 2009, the 10-gate Midfield Terminal Springfield-Branson Regional Airport streamlines passenger traffic with its optimal functional design, and features both dining and shopping options, including two deli locations and two news shops. The airport also features both short- and long-term parking located directly across from the terminal.

Airline carriers serving Springfield-Branson National Airport:

  • American Airlines
  • Allegiant
  • Delta
  • United

Branson Airport (BKG)

Approximate taxi fare: $ 139 USD

Situated about an hour outside of Springfield and 10 minutes from the center of Branson, Branson Airport offers nonstop service to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Orlando, and connecting service to major markets nationwide. Opened in 2009, the airport offers short- and long-term parking.

Airline carriers serving Branson Airport:

  • Branson AirExpress
  • Frontier
  • Southwest Airlines

Springfield, MO Ground Transportation

City Utilities Bus System

Springfield's public bus system, coined "The Bus," operates along a 173-mile-long route, offering service to such popular destinations as the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport and Springfield Expo Center. Providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation, The Bus operates 14 fixed day routes and four fixed night routes, as well as paratransit service. Daytime routes run Monday through Saturday from 6 AM to 6:35 PM and Sunday from 7 AM to 11 PM, while night routes run Monday through Sunday from 6 to 11 PM. Bus fares are $1.25 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 18. Children under 5 ride for free. A day-long unlimited pass may be purchased for $3.75 for adults and $3.00 for children, and a seven-day unlimited pass for $13 for adults and $10 for children, while each transfer runs $0.10 per passenger.

Greyhound

Springfield's Greyhound service station, open daily from 4:30 AM to 8:30 AM and noon to midnight, is located at 2425 East Kearney Street.

Rental Cars

Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo and Thrifty, are represented at Springfield Branson Regional Airport, while Alamo, Enterprise and National are represented at Branson Airport.

Taxi

Visitors traveling to Springfield via Springfield/Branson National Airport should expect to pay about $22 in taxi fare, while those traveling from Branson Airport should expect to pay about $80.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Kansas City, MO 166 mi 2 hr 46 min 3 hr 35 min USD $524+
Tulsa, OK 181 mi 2 hr 45 min 3 hr 15 min USD $462+
Little Rock, AR 216 mi 3 hrs 54 min 3 hrs 40 min USD $501+
St. Louis, MO 216 mi 3 hr 19 min 3 hr 20 min USD $529+
 
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