There are 3 ways to get from Bloomington to Joliet by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Joliet Union Station Lincoln Service / ...

$28 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Normal, IL - ISU to Joliet, IL - Mall 500is

$18 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Joliet 96.2 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Joliet is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Joliet is to train which costs $28 - $60 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Normal, IL - ISU and arriving at Jefferson St & Chicago St via Louis Joliet Mall/Entrance 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak and arriving at Joliet Union Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and Joliet is 87 miles. The road distance is 96.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Joliet without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $28 - $60.

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The train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Joliet Union Station takes 1 h 33 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Bloomington to Joliet bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Normal, IL - ISU station.

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Joliet.
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  • Distance: 86.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Joliet, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Bloomington to Joliet every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min. Alternatively, Suburban Express operates a bus from Bloomington to Joliet twice a week. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Joliet Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Normal, IL - ISU to Joliet, IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com

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