Over 100 Years at The Crossroads of Mid-America


Getting to Joliet Union Station

Passenger Guide to Joliet Union Station

Historic Guide
to Joliet Union Station

100 Years of Joliet Union Station

Future of
Joliet Union Station

Railfan Guide to Joliet Union Station

Guide to Joliet Union Station

Located approximately 35 miles southwest of Chicago in the county seat of Will County, Joliet Union Station is a notable Chicago-area railroad landmark, and is one of the area's busiest passenger stations and railroad junctions as well as popular location to watch and photograph trains.

Passenger Guide - for those taking a train to or from Joliet Union Station

Historic Guide - for a history of the Joliet Union Station

Future of Joliet Union Station - for a look at future plans for the station

Railfan Guide - information for railfans



Getting to Joliet Union Station

By Passenger Rail
Joliet is served by Metra, Chicago's commuter rail system and Amtrak, the nation's intercity passenger service.

As of September 26, 2014, major changes have been made affecting passengers arriving and departing from Joliet Union Station. See our Passenger Guide for details.

By Bus
Pace, Chicago's suburban bus system serves Joliet, and Joliet Union Station, with several routes from around the city and other nearby suburbs including routes 501, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 832 and 834, . See the Pace website for routes and schedules.

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By Auto
If traveling by automobile, Joliet Union Station is at the intersection of Jefferson (U.S. 30 East) and
Scott Streets
in downtown Joliet. From the east or west, take Interstate 80 to exit 132 at Chicago Street (U.S. Route 52-Illinois Route 53) and head north.

From the north or south, take Interstate 55 to Interstate 80 and head east to exit 132.

Metered parking is available around the station, and parking may be free at certain times, such as weekday evenings or weekends. Check meters and posted signs for details.

Around the Station
Restaurants, ATMs, convenience stores, hotels and other services can be found throughout downtown Joliet. The Will County Court House and Silver Cross Field, Joliet's minor league ballpark, are located next to the station

The former waiting room, with crystal chandeliers and forty-five foot ceilings, is now a banquet hall with accommodations for up to 350 guests. For information on the Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station, call (815) 727-1200.

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