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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Joliet to Chicago?

Lowest Price$7.50
Fastest Train1h 1m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Joliet to Chicago right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $7.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Joliet, IL to Chicago, IL. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Joliet to Chicago?

The distance between Joliet and Chicago is approximately 34 miles, or 54 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 1 minute. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Joliet to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Joliet at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Joliet to Chicago?

Trains leave the station in Joliet twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Chicago with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Joliet. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Joliet to Chicago for $42.80.

Which train should you take from Joliet to Chicago?

Amtrak Lincoln Service is the one and only train line which connects Joliet, Illinois to Chicago, Illinois. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Lincoln Service21h 5m$7.63

Where is the train station in Joliet?

There is one train station in Joliet:

  • Gateway Center

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Joliet to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5NovDec

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Joliet, IL to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Lincoln Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Lorne
5.0
September 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Quick, easy, on time and cheap. Very convenient way to get to downtown Chicago from Joliet.
Cons
For an out-of-Towner the train station in Joliet is a little confusing. Union Station is not the station, it’s a restaurant.
Tips
Using Wanderlu was very easy and convenient.
Charlie
5.0
June 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
Train was packed, and running late other than that good trip
Cons
More room
Tips
Go early

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