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There are 9 ways to get from Mankato to Joliet by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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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Bus, train Amtrak  •  13 h 39 min

  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 LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$101 - $230

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Bus  •  13 h 55 min

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

$67 - $100

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Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Take the bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$78 - $163

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Mankato to Joliet 447.2 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 5 min

  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

$96 - $321

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

  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

$76 - $252

Shuttle to Rochester, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h

  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

$171 - $777

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Milwaukee, bus, train  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Milwaukee (MKE) MSP - MKE
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  4. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$166 - $417

Bus, bus to Mason City, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Mason City, IA
  3. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCW - ORD
  4. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$106 - $282

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mankato to Joliet is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to Joliet is to bus and fly and train which costs $95 - $330 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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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 Glumack Dr & Terminal 1/Lindbergh Upper, St Paul, MN, Canal & Polk and Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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The distance between Mankato and Joliet is 353 miles. The road distance is 447.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Joliet without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 39 min and costs $100 - $230.

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It takes approximately 13 h 39 min 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 1 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Joliet is 447 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from Mankato to Joliet.

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  • Distance: 353 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Mankato to Joliet via MSP Airport, Glumack Dr & Terminal 1/Lindbergh Upper, Union Depot Station & Terminal, St Paul, MN, Chicago, Canal & Polk, Canal & Adams, and Union Station in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Rochester to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Chicago O'Hare via Mason City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Mason City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Shuttle from Mankato, MN to Rochester - Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $65
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Paul, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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
Coach USA
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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

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There are 45+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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

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