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
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, as well as one of the area's busiest passenger stations and railroad junctions. The station is also a popular location to watch and photograph trains.

Are you taking a train to or from Joliet Union Station? Passenger Guide
For a history of the Joliet Union Station Historic Guide
For a look at future plans for the station, see the

Future of Joliet
Union Station

Information for railfans Railfan Guide

Getting to Joliet Union Station

By Rail
Joliet is served by both Metra, Chicago's commuter rail system and Amtrak's, the nation's intercity passenger service. See our Passenger Guide to Joliet Union Station 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 the exit 132. Metered parking is available around the station, although parking may be free at certain times, such as weekday evenings or weekends.

Around the Station
Metra's ticket office is at platform level on the south side, while the Amtrak ticket office, vending machines, public restrooms and a coffee shop (open weekday mornings) are found on the ground floor on the north side of the building.

Restaurants, ATMs, convenience stores, hotels and other services can be found throughout downtown Joliet.

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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