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Trains from Joliet to Chicago

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Joliet to Chicago. Traveling by train from Joliet to Chicago usually takes around one hour and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in one hour and one minute.

Distance34 mi (54 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price€7.21
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Joliet to Chicago

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Luca

18 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: I was comfortable the entire time. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Bring a blanket.

Pros: I was comfortable the entire time. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Bring a blanket.

5.0

Lorne

4 September 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Quick, easy, on time and cheap. Very convenient way to get to downtown Chicago from Joliet. Cons: For an out-of-Towner the train station in Joliet is a little confusing. Union Station is not the station, it’s a restaurant. Tips: Using Wanderlu was very easy and c...

Pros: Quick, easy, on time and cheap. Very convenient way to get to downtown Chicago from Joliet. Cons: For an out-of-Towner the train station in Joliet is a little confusing. Union Station is not the station, it’s a restaurant. Tips: Using Wanderlu was very easy and convenient.

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5.0

Charlie

27 June 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Train was packed, and running late other than that good trip. Cons: More room. Tips: Go early.

Pros: Train was packed, and running late other than that good trip. Cons: More room. Tips: Go early.

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

In the last month, €7.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Joliet to Chicago. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €3.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€14€10€5MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Chicago from Joliet is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €8 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Joliet to Chicago by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €8 whenever you decide to board the train to Chicago.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€14€10€53020100

Since the average price of train trips from Joliet to Chicago remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Joliet to Chicago?

2 train services operate from Joliet to Chicago. 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
Amtrak11h 15m€7.32
Amtrak Lincoln Service41h 6m€7.81
  • 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 Joliet to Chicago every day, as well as 1 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 Joliet to Chicago 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 Joliet to Chicago?

The distance between Joliet and Chicago is approximately 34 miles, or 54 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 1 minute. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Joliet to Chicago tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Joliet at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Joliet to Chicago?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Joliet to Chicago.

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

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 Joliet?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Joliet.

All train stations in Joliet:

  • Gateway Center

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