There are 7 ways to get from Mankato to Joliet by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, train  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Joliet Gateway Center Hc

$95 - $164

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Bus  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa 755

$81 - $115

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Bus, train via Madison  •  15h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Madison 965
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$123 - $161

Drive  •  7h 32m

  1. Drive from Mankato to Joliet 449.1 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MSP - MDW
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$156 - $4,552

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSP - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$81 - $272

Shuttle to Rochester, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mankato, MN to Rochester - Airport
  2. Fly from Rochester (RST) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RST - ORD
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$131 - $367

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Mankato to Joliet is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to Joliet is to bus and fly and train which costs $150 - $4,600 and takes 7h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Mankato, MN and arriving at Jefferson/Ottawa via Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, Minneapolis, MN, Canal & Polk and Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 35m.

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The distance between Mankato and Joliet is 353 miles. The road distance is 449.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Joliet without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 49m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 13h 49m to get from Mankato to Joliet, including transfers.

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Mankato to Joliet bus services, operated by Land to Air Express, depart from Mankato, MN station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Mankato to Joliet bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Jefferson/Ottawa station.

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What companies run services between Mankato, MN, USA and Joliet, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Mankato to Joliet via MSP Airport, Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, Canal & Polk, Canal & Van Buren, and Union Station in around 15h 35m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $290
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Chicago Union Station to Joliet Gateway Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
Metra
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Metra
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Shuttle from Mankato, MN to Rochester - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $65
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Joliet is 449 miles. It takes approximately 7h 32m to drive from Mankato to Joliet.

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

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There are 49+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Rochester Airport is to shuttle which takes 2h 45m and costs $11 - $65.

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