The total driving time is 5 hours, 17 minutes. There are 290.70 miles from Branson to Springfield in northeast direction and 347 miles (558.44 kilometers) by car, following the I-44 E route. Looking for alternate routes? Live in Branson, MO, USA is a live album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Branson to Springfield (Illinois), or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities. The driving distance is 44 miles. It ends in Springfield, Illinois. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Branson like Fun places to go in Branson. Explore all of the routes from Branson, MO to Springfield, IL. Find low-fare American Airlines flights to Springfield/Branson. Drive for 1.5 hours then stop in Cuba (Missouri).