Cheap Joliet to Carbondale train tickets


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How to find cheap train tickets from Joliet to Carbondale ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Joliet to Carbondale is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Joliet to Carbondale was $44.67. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $25.33 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Joliet to Carbondale ? How far is Joliet to Carbondale ?

The distance between Joliet to Carbondale is 269.41 miles or 433.46 km. A train trip from Joliet to Carbondale typically takes 11 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Carbondale faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 10 hours and 15 minutes to get from Joliet to Carbondale.

Going from Joliet to Carbondale by train takes over 11 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Tuesday trains from Joliet to Carbondale are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Joliet to Carbondale

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Carbondale. One train carrier operates regular service on the Joliet to Carbondale route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Joliet to Carbondale, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Joliet to Carbondale, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

One train carrier connects Joliet to Carbondale


Amtrak train tickets from Joliet to Carbondale start from $38.50, and on average cost $57.19. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Carbondale. Amtrak in Joliet leaves from Gateway Center, And in Carbondale trains arrive at 401 S Illinois Ave,

From Joliet to Carbondale train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Carbondale faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 15 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $64.22 for a one-way train ticket to Carbondale.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Joliet on their way to Carbondale. The busiest departure station in Joliet serving this route is Gateway Center.
  • Gateway Center
There is one train station where trains arrive in Carbondale from Joliet., The busiest departure station in Joliet serving this route is 401 S Illinois Ave.
  • 401 S Illinois Ave