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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Normal to Joliet. Traveling by train from Normal to Joliet usually takes around one hour and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 21 minutes.

Distance84 mi (136 km)
Fastest train1h 21m
Lowest price€9.44
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Normal to Joliet

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Chris

18 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Clean safe atmosphere and very friendly staff. Cons: On time if possible. Tips: Give Amtrak a try. It was my first time traveling on Amtrak. I was impressed.

Pros: Clean safe atmosphere and very friendly staff. Cons: On time if possible. Tips: Give Amtrak a try. It was my first time traveling on Amtrak. I was impressed.

4.0

Frankie

5 September 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

The chair was 90 degree angle, too straight

The chair was 90 degree angle, too straight

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

In the last month, €9.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Normal 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 €17.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€28€19€9MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Normal to Joliet will vary between €9 and €19. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Normal over the next 7 days is €9. 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€9€5JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Normal to Joliet by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Normal to Joliet in April, 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

€24€19€14€9€53020100

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 Normal will be about €17.35 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Normal to Joliet?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak32h 26m€16.25
Amtrak Lincoln Service41h 29m€10.69
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 47m€14.24
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Normal to Joliet every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €9.

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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 Normal to Joliet on the Texas Eagle usually takes 1 hours and 47 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Normal 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 Normal to Joliet?

The distance between Normal and Joliet is approximately 84 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 21 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Normal to Joliet on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Normal at 07:00 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 Normal to Joliet?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 6 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 Normal.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Normal?

Departure stations

Normal has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Joliet.

All train stations in Normal:

  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

  • Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave

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