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Lincoln - Joliet Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Lincoln to Joliet. Traveling by train from Lincoln to Joliet usually takes around 2 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 53 minutes.

Distance116 mi (187 km)
Fastest train1h 53m
Lowest price$13.00
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Lincoln Service
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $16.28 was the average price of a train ticket from Lincoln 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 $12.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Lincoln to Joliet will vary between $13 and $35. Planning a train trip to Joliet within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Lincoln over the next 7 days is $13. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Lincoln to Joliet by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Lincoln to Joliet in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $22 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


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 Lincoln will be about $12.45 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Lincoln to Joliet?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 53m$20.05
Amtrak Lincoln Service32h 3m$18.90
Amtrak Texas Eagle12h 28m$27.39
  • 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 Lincoln to Joliet every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $13.

  • 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

    Amtrak Texas Eagle train tickets from Lincoln to Joliet start from $13, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Texas Eagle schedules to Joliet. Amtrak Texas Eagle in Lincoln leaves from 101 N Chicago St . And in Joliet trains arrive at Gateway Center .

    From Lincoln to Joliet train travel on Amtrak Texas Eagle takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Joliet faster, Amtrak Texas Eagle offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Joliet on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Texas Eagle scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Lincoln.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Lincoln and Joliet is approximately 116 miles, or 187 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 53 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Lincoln 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 Lincoln at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Lincoln to Joliet?

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

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

City Information


Joliet, IL, US - JOL-0

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Joliet is the third-largest city in Illinois and a suburb about 35 miles outside of Chicago. Most striking in Joliet is its limestone architecture, which you can see in the 40-room Jacob Henry Mansion and Post Office, built in 1876 and 1903, respectively. The Rialto Square Theatre is another historic building where many musicals, concerts, and comedy shows perform each week. Aside from its history, Joliet has gorgeous natural spaces, including the Forest Preserve District, perfect for fishing and hiking, and the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, where 27 protected bison live.

Roll the dice at the Hollywood Casino and Hotel for an epic night out in Joliet. If you prefer to fill your stomach instead of emptying your wallet, choose from several on-site dining options in the hotel. Downtown Joliet is also known for its culinary opportunities, from fine dining at Juliet's Tavern to quick bites at Joliet Route 66 Diner.

Amtrak's Lincoln Service from St. Louis and the Texas Eagle from San Antonio stop in Joliet on their routes to Chicago. The quick trip to Chicago makes it easy to connect to many of Amtrak's other train lines, plus additional bus routes beyond the ones offered by Tornado Bus and El Expreso Bus directly to Joliet.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Lincoln?

Main departure station: 101 N Chicago St

There is one train station in Lincoln.

All train stations in Lincoln:

  • 101 N Chicago St

Where is the train station in Joliet?

Main arrival station: Gateway Center

Joliet has one train station.

All train stations in Joliet:

  • Gateway Center

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