There are 8 ways to get from Detroit to Joliet by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$53 - $132

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa 755

$32 - $44

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$36 - $84

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

$126 - $270

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

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

$116 - $321

Bus to Toledo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 40 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

$132 - $372

Fly Detroit to South Bend, bus, train  •  7 h 18 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

$221 - $1,244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Joliet is to Megabus and bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Joliet is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 46 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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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Detroit to Joliet, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Downtown Detroit and arriving at Jefferson/Ottawa via Canal & Polk and Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Joliet via LaSalle Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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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 Amtrak and LaSalle Street in around 7 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Joliet via Chicago, Canal & Polk, Canal & Adams, and Union Station in around 7 h 17 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Detroit to South Bend
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
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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

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