Amtrak operates a train from Joliet to Uptown Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, Pace Bus operates a bus from Joliet to Uptown Station hourly. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 21 min. Suburban Express also services this route twice a week.
From Joliet Union Station train to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak. 1 h 21 min $43. From Jefferson St & Chicago St line 507 bus to Joliet, IL - Mall, bus to Normal, IL - ISU, then walk to Uptown Station. 3 h 16 min $20. From Joliet drive to Uptown Station. 1 h 34 min $11.