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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from St Louis to Joliet. Traveling by train from St Louis to Joliet usually takes around 5 hours, but the fastest Amtrak Lincoln Service train can make the trip in 4 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance229 mi (369 km)
Fastest train4h 8m
Lowest price€24.05
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis to Joliet

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Justina

6 November 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: They are on time so be on time.

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Nothing really. Tips: They are on time so be on time.

4.0

Walter

30 December 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Lincoln Service

Pros: Wonderful, comfortable ride. Love riding the train. Very affordable, too. Cons: The train car going to St. Louis was warm because the outside weather was in the mid-70s. Train couldn't control, they said, the overheating inside. Definitely the bathrooms could be ...

Pros: Wonderful, comfortable ride. Love riding the train. Very affordable, too. Cons: The train car going to St. Louis was warm because the outside weather was in the mid-70s. Train couldn't control, they said, the overheating inside. Definitely the bathrooms could be improved. One had no toilet paper. The other one was spacious and dirty and we got locked in!

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

In the last month, €26.52 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis 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 €30.77 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€58€38€19MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from St Louis to Joliet will vary between €24 and €49. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from St Louis over the next 7 days is €25. 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

€48€38€29€19€10JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis 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 €28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Joliet in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €38 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

€72€58€43€29€143020100

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 St Louis will be about €30.77 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Joliet?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak39h 42m€71.26
Amtrak Lincoln Service44h 16m€31.25
Amtrak Texas Eagle14h 56m€31.39
  • 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 St Louis to Joliet every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €24.

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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 St Louis to Joliet on the Texas Eagle usually takes 4 hours and 56 minutes, which is best spent enjoying the incredible scenery along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis 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 St Louis to Joliet?

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

The distance between St Louis and Joliet is approximately 229 miles, or 369 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 8 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from St Louis 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 Sunday 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 St Louis at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 St Louis 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 St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Departure stations

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • 401 S Illinois Ave

  • 101 Jefferson St

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

  • 110 W Argonne Dr

  • 600 S Grand Ave

  • 217 SW Main St

  • Pacific St and N Osage Ave

  • 300 W Capitol St

  • Central Station - 545 S Main St

  • N Ragsdale Ave and E Conway St

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • 301 W Front St

  • 100 S Holden St

  • 2100 West Main St

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