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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Springfield to Joliet. Traveling by train from Springfield to Joliet usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Fastest train2h 27m
Lowest price£10.08
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield, IL to Joliet, IL

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




18 July 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Covid19 is everywhere. The staff are very kind and attentive they encourage us sitting apart. Tips: Thank you Amtrak staff for being very consistent.

Pros: Covid19 is everywhere. The staff are very kind and attentive they encourage us sitting apart. Tips: Thank you Amtrak staff for being very consistent.



20 December 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: The Cafe cart wait time was way too long. Tips: Bring your own food.

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: The Cafe cart wait time was way too long. Tips: Bring your own food.

What is the price of a train ticket from Springfield to Joliet?

In the last month, £12.01 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield, IL to Joliet, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £9.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Springfield to Joliet will vary between £11 and £21. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield over the next 7 days is £12. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Springfield to Joliet by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Springfield to Joliet in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £15 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Joliet from Springfield will be about £9.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Springfield to Joliet?

2 train services operate from Springfield, Illinois to Joliet, Illinois. Amtrak Lincoln Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service42h 33m£11.46
Amtrak Texas Eagle13h 1m£24.05

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Springfield to Joliet during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Springfield to Joliet?

The distance between Springfield and Joliet is approximately 146 miles, or 235 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 27 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Springfield to Joliet are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Springfield at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Springfield to Joliet?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Springfield to Joliet.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Joliet to Springfield.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Springfield.

Where is the train station in Joliet?

Arrival stations

Joliet has one train station.

Need a return trip from Joliet to Springfield?

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