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Trains from Pontiac to Joliet

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Pontiac to Joliet. Traveling by train from Pontiac to Joliet usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Fastest train0h 55m
Lowest price€7.31
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €7.31 was the average price of a train ticket from Pontiac 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 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €7.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Pontiac to Joliet 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 €9 whenever you decide to board the train to Joliet.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Pontiac to Joliet 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 Pontiac to Joliet?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 55m€9.03
Amtrak Lincoln Service31h 1m€9.52
Amtrak Texas Eagle11h 14m€31.48
  • 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 Pontiac to Joliet every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €7.

  • 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 Pontiac to Joliet on the Texas Eagle usually takes 1 hours and 14 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pontiac 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.

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 Pontiac to Joliet?

The distance between Pontiac and Joliet is approximately 53 miles, or 85 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Joliet.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Pontiac to Joliet. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday 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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac to Joliet?

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

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pontiac?

Main departure station: 721 W Washington St

There is one train station in Pontiac.

All train stations in Pontiac:

  • 721 W Washington St

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