There are 4 ways to get from Joliet to Rockford by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford 1486

$61 - $86

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to Union Station 755
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Rockford 93.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Joliet to Rockford is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Joliet to Rockford is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Joliet and Rockford is 74 miles. The road distance is 93.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Joliet to Rockford without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Joliet to Rockford, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Joliet to Rockford is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Joliet to Rockford.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 73.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Joliet to Rockford via Rte 53 & Old Chicago Dr, Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride, Union Station, Chicago, IL, and Rockford, IL in around 6 h 30 min.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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