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Trains from Alton to Joliet

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Alton - Joliet Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Alton to Joliet. Traveling by train from Alton to Joliet usually takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 3 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance213 mi (343 km)
Fastest train3h 24m
Lowest price€21.49
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alton to Joliet

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Eloise

26 April 2022- Business

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: My trip was awesome. I thank everyone for helping me with my bags on and off the train. I. Cons: I was happy with everything.

Pros: My trip was awesome. I thank everyone for helping me with my bags on and off the train. I. Cons: I was happy with everything.

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

In the last month, €23.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Alton to Joliet. 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 €25.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€42€28€14MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Alton to Joliet will vary between €21 and €41. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Alton over the next 7 days is €23. 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

€47€37€28€19€9JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Alton to Joliet by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Alton to Joliet in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €33 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

€47€37€28€19€93020100

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 Alton will be about €25.07 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Alton to Joliet?

There are 3 train lines with service from Alton to Joliet. Amtrak Lincoln Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 28m€27.91
Amtrak Lincoln Service43h 32m€28.79
Amtrak Texas Eagle14h 6m€31.92
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Alton to Joliet every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €21.

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  • Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service

    Amtrak Lincoln Service is part of Amtrak's Illinois Service, providing rail transportation throughout Illinois. The Lincoln Service travels 284 miles between St. Louis and Chicago with nine intermediate stops. Amtrak Lincoln trains offer WiFi connectivity, power outlets, business class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers have the most comfortable journey possible.

  • Amtrak Texas Eagle

    Amtrak Texas Eagle

    The Amtrak Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile train route from Chicago, Illinois to San Antonio, Texas. Because of the route’s length, the train offers sleeper car options in addition to standard coach seats. Like most Amtrak trains, the Texas Eagle features power outlets at each seat, restrooms in each car, and a cafe car where passengers can purchase food and drinks. A journey from Alton to Joliet on the Texas Eagle usually takes 4 hours and 6 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alton 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 Alton to Joliet?

The distance between Alton and Joliet is approximately 213 miles, or 343 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 24 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Alton to Joliet tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Alton at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Alton to Joliet?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alton to Joliet.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Alton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Alton.

All train stations in Alton:

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Center

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