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There are 5 ways to get from West Lafayette to Joliet by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$28 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 530pu
  2. Take the bus from Yorktown Center to Ottawa St & Jefferson St 834

$21 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus, line 352 bus, line 364 bus, line 832 bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the line 352 bus from 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station to Pace Harvey Transportation Center 352
  3. Take the line 364 bus from Pace Harvey Transportation Center to Herion Way at Wheeler 364
  4. Take the line 832 bus from Herion & Wheeler to Ottawa St & Jefferson St 832

$31 - $39

Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from LaSalle Street to Joliet Ri

$40 - $81

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Joliet 131.2 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from West Lafayette to Joliet is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from West Lafayette to Joliet is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Lafayette to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Ottawa St & Jefferson St via Oak Brook Center / Macy's and Yorktown Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette station to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak Station and arriving at Joliet via LaSalle Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between West Lafayette and Joliet is 98 miles. The road distance is 131.2 miles.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Joliet without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 45m and costs $28 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from West Lafayette to Joliet, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to Joliet bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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West Lafayette to Joliet train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Joliet is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs $20 - $27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 5h 45m.

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Map of how to get from West Lafayette to Joliet.
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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between West Lafayette, IN, USA and Joliet, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Joliet via Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Oak Brook Center / Macy's, and Yorktown Center in around 4h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to Joliet via Chicago Union Station and LaSalle Street in around 5h 45m.

Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Yorktown Center to Ottawa St & Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station to Pace Harvey Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Pace Harvey Transportation Center to Herion Way at Wheeler
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Herion & Wheeler to Ottawa St & Jefferson St
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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West Lafayette to Joliet bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Ottawa St & Jefferson St station.

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Joliet is 1h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 2:36 PM in West Lafayette and 1:36 PM in Joliet.

West Lafayette to Joliet train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Joliet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Lafayette to Joliet is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from West Lafayette to Joliet.

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

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