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There are 4 ways to get from Joliet to Rockford by train, bus, taxi 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.

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Train, bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$58 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Bolingbrook/Old Chicago Park-n-Ride to Union Station 755
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$52 - $70

2 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Joliet Gateway Center to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
  3. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$133 - $184

Drive  •  1h 45m

  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 1h 45m.

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

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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 4h 44m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m 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 1h 45m to drive from Joliet to Rockford.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Joliet to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 73.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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 5h 57m.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Joliet Gateway Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
Bus operators
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
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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