Peoria travel guide

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You're Going to Love Peoria

With a population of 115,007, Peoria is a must-see destination in Illinois, United States.

Where to Eat in Peoria

If you’re looking for affordable options, Table 19 - Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (501 Main St) and Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer (736 SW Washington St) are great picks.

When to visit Peoria

Peoria in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Peoria in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Peoria in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 109 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Peoria, with an average rainfall of 46 mm.

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How to Get to Peoria


When flying to Peoria, you’ll arrive at Greater Peoria (PIA), which is located 10 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Peoria. The train journey from Peoria to Chicago takes 5h 05m and costs around $64 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Washington, D.C., expect to pay about $444 for a 33h 10m trip. The train station in Peoria is called Peoria Bradley University Student Ctr - 915 Elmwood Ave, and is located 2.3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Peoria is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 210 km from Peoria. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Alamo, among others, in Chicago.


Peoria’s bus station is located 0.6 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Peoria

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
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Copa Airlines
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Qantas Airways
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American Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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Allegiant Air
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Air New Zealand
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Where to stay in Peoria

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include AmericInn by Wyndham Peoria and Quality Inn & Suites Peoria.

Where to stay in popular areas of Peoria

Hiring a car in Peoria

Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Peoria is the Hertz branch at 1700 W Pioneer Pkwy, which is 10 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Peoria (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.01 and $26.68.

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