There are 9 ways to get from Detroit to Joliet by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Joliet Union Station Lincoln Service

$73 - $173

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Megabus, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$36 - $49

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa 755

$36 - $82

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Joliet 294.4 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Detroit to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DTW - MDW
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$132 - $276

Fly Detroit to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DTW - ORD
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$122 - $327

Bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Fly from Toledo (TOL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) TOL - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$138 - $378

Bus to Flint, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
  2. Fly from Flint (FNT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FNT - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$101 - $427

Fly Detroit to South Bend, bus, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to South Bend (SBN) DTW - SBN
  2. Take the bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$227 - $1,250

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Joliet station. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Joliet Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Joliet is 266 miles. The road distance is 294.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Joliet without a car is to train which takes 6 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Detroit to Joliet, including transfers.

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Detroit to Joliet train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Detroit Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Joliet is to train which takes 6 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Joliet is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 2:04 AM in Detroit and 1:04 AM in Joliet.

Detroit to Joliet train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Joliet Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Joliet is 294 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Detroit to Joliet.

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  • Distance: 266.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Joliet, IL, USA?

You can take a train from Detroit to Joliet via Chicago Union Station in around 6 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Joliet via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Union Station in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Toledo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Flint to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Joliet Union Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from South Bend, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Detroit, MI to Flint
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Detroit Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs .

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