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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Lincoln Service / ...

$28 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. 500is

$18 - $26

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. 96.2 miles

$9 - $14

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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bloomington and Joliet is 139 km. The road distance is 154 km.

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

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

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

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.

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