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Trains from Chicago to Joliet

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Trip Summary

There are 26 daily trains from Chicago to Joliet. Traveling by train from Chicago to Joliet usually takes around 16 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance34 mi (54 km)
Fastest train0h 50m
Lowest price€7.01
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €67.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Chicago to Joliet. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €25.09 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€98€65€33MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Chicago to Joliet will vary between €59 and €87. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Chicago over the next 7 days is €59. 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 Chicago to Joliet by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €7 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chicago to Joliet in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €41 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

€70€56€42€28€143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Joliet from Chicago will be about €25.09 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Chicago to Joliet?

2 train services operate from Chicago to Joliet. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 22 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak2222h 4m€97.11
Amtrak Lincoln Service40h 53m€7.55
  • 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 22 Amtrak trains from Chicago to Joliet every day, as well as 19 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €7.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chicago 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Chicago to Joliet?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Chicago to Joliet. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Joliet?

The distance between Chicago and Joliet is approximately 34 miles, or 54 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 50 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Joliet.

When are trains the most crowded?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Chicago to Joliet. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Chicago at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Chicago to Joliet?

There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Joliet. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Chicago

Known for its innovative architecture, cultural contributions to jazz and house music, and of course that irresistible deep-dish pizza, the many sights and experiences in Chicago make it one of the best urban vacation destinations for millennials and a top destination in Illinois.

You can't beat the views of the city and Lake Michigan from the SkyDeck in the Willis Tower; at over 1,300 feet, this is the highest observation deck in the U.S. Snap that classic selfie with the Bean in Millennium Park, then wander the many museums in nearby Grant Park. Navy Pier is a popular tourist hotspot for its parks, restaurants, and attractions right on Lake Michigan, and baseball fans will find paradise in Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and sports bars galore.

Chicago's enormous parks offer plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities in gorgeous urban settings. Many companies offer kayak rentals or boat tours on the Chicago River, with special tours running on Saint Patrick's Day, when the entire river is dyed green. When you’re ready to buy some souvenirs from your epic trip, hit the big brand stores on the Magnificent Mile, or shop local in neighborhoods like Andersonville and Wicker Park. And don't miss the chance to laugh until you cry at The Second City comedy theater, famous for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Chicago is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the Midwest, and provides easy access to nearby destinations ideal for day trips, as well as international travel from two airports. Thanks to plenty of bus and train stations throughout the city, getting to the Windy City is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Chicago where you can board the train.

All train stations in Chicago:

  • University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

  • Union Station

  • 3120 N Pontiac Dr

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

  • Penn Station

  • 55 Dick Rd

  • Newark Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • 1116 Depot St

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • 485 West Van Vleek Street

  • 2702 W Washington St

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • 9900 E Exploration Ct

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

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