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Trains from Springfield to Joliet

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Springfield to Joliet. Traveling by train from Springfield to Joliet usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance146 mi (235 km)
Fastest train2h 20m
Lowest price€13.08
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Springfield to Joliet

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Bernard

10 November 2021- Business

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Very timely , convenient, and safe ! Cons: Seats could be a more comfortable! Tips: Not really!

Pros: Very timely , convenient, and safe ! Cons: Seats could be a more comfortable! Tips: Not really!

5.0

doose

18 July 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Covid19 is everywhere. The staff are very kind and attentive they encourage us sitting apart. Tips: Thank you Amtrak staff for being very consistent.

Pros: Covid19 is everywhere. The staff are very kind and attentive they encourage us sitting apart. Tips: Thank you Amtrak staff for being very consistent.

5.0

Alfonso

20 December 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: The Cafe cart wait time was way too long. Tips: Bring your own food.

Pros: Arrived on time. Cons: The Cafe cart wait time was way too long. Tips: Bring your own food.

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

In the last month, €15.05 was the average price of a train ticket from Springfield 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 €23.76 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 Springfield to Joliet will vary between €14 and €28. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Springfield 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

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Traveling from Springfield 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 €19 whenever you decide to board the train to Joliet.

Prices as travel date approaches

€47€37€28€19€93020100

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 17m€22.02
Amtrak Lincoln Service42h 27m€18.33
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 58m€21.87
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Springfield to Joliet every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €13.

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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 Springfield to Joliet on the Texas Eagle usually takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Springfield and Joliet is approximately 146 miles, or 235 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 20 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?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Springfield 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 Monday 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 Springfield at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Springfield to Joliet?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Springfield to Joliet.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Springfield?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Springfield where you can board the train to Joliet.

All train stations in Springfield:

  • 100 N Third St

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

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