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There are 5 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, line 834 bus  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Woodridge, IL Champaign to Chicago Area NORTH / ...
  2. Take the line 834 bus from Janes Ave & 75th St to Ottawa St & Jefferson St 834

$29 - $33

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Bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Downers Grove Champaign-Golf Mill
  2. Take the bus from Main St & Ogden Ave to Ottawa St & Jefferson St 834

$35 - $42

Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the train from Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet Ri

$39 - $76

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet 115.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet

$140 - $469

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall and arriving at Ottawa St & Jefferson St via Janes Ave & 75th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Joliet is 99 miles. The road distance is 115.2 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet without a car is to bus and line 834 bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $29 - $34.

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It takes approximately 4h 27m to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet, including transfers.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall station.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is to bus and line 834 bus which takes 4h 27m and costs $29 - $34. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Ottawa St & Jefferson St station.

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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet.
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  • Distance: 98.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 27m

What companies run services between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA and Joliet, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet via Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall, Woodridge, IL, and Janes Ave & 75th St in around 4h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet via Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station, Homewood Amtrak Station, Homewood Metra Station, Vermont St & Rexford St, and Blue Island-Vermont in around 4h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL, Altgeld Hall to Woodridge, IL
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Janes Ave & 75th St to Ottawa St & Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Main St & Ogden Ave to Ottawa St & Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Downers Grove
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
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busline.com

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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Joliet.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs $20 - $24.

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