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Trains from Joliet to Springfield

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Joliet to Springfield. Traveling by train from Joliet to Springfield usually takes around 2 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Fastest train2h 8m
Lowest price€13.39
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €15.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Joliet to Springfield. 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 €16.62 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€57€38€19JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Joliet to Springfield will vary between €13 and €49. Planning a train trip to Springfield within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Joliet over the next 7 days is €15. 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

€24€19€14€10€5ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Joliet to Springfield 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 €17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Joliet to Springfield in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €21 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

€48€38€29€19€103020100

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 Springfield from Joliet will be about €16.62 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Joliet to Springfield?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 21m€20.11
Amtrak Lincoln Service32h 17m€18.83
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 22m€39.69
  • 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 Springfield every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €13.

  • 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 Joliet to Springfield on the Texas Eagle usually takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Joliet to Springfield 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Springfield?

The distance between Joliet and Springfield is approximately 146 miles, or 235 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Joliet to Springfield. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday 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 Joliet at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Springfield?

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

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Joliet?

Main departure station: Gateway Center

There is one train station in Joliet.

All train stations in Joliet:

  • Gateway Center

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