There are 6 ways to get from West Lafayette to Joliet by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 43 min

  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  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il 4970
  2. Take the bus from Union Station to Jefferson/Ottawa 755

$22 - $46

4 alternative options

Bus, line 359 bus, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the line 359 bus from 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station to Vermont St & Rexford St 359
  3. Take the train from Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet Ri

$37 - $47

Train  •  5 h 42 min

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

$40 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from West Lafayette to Joliet 131.2 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$102 - $252

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

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

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No, there is no direct train from West Lafayette to Joliet. However, there are services departing from Lafayette Amtrak and arriving at Joliet via LaSalle Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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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 3 h 43 min and costs $28 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from West Lafayette to Joliet, including transfers.

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West Lafayette to Joliet train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lafayette Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Joliet is to bus which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $22 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Joliet is 1 h behind West Lafayette. It is currently 7:59 AM in West Lafayette and 6:59 AM in Joliet.

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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from West Lafayette to Joliet via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Union Station in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from West Lafayette to Joliet via Chicago Union Station and LaSalle Street in around 5 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from LaSalle Street to Joliet
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Blue Island-Vermont to Joliet
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station to Vermont St & Rexford St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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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 2 h 11 min to drive from West Lafayette to Joliet.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Joliet. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from West Lafayette to Indianapolis Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $27.

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