COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
Sep 18
$28Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Sun
Sep 19
$28Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$27Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$27Amtrak
$16Amtrak
Wed
Sep 22
$27Amtrak
$16Amtrak
Thu
Sep 23
Find prices
$16Amtrak
Fri
Sep 24
$28Amtrak
$8Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
Find prices
$17Amtrak
Sun
Sep 26
$28Amtrak
Find prices
Mon
Sep 27
Find prices
$8Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$27Amtrak
Find prices
Wed
Sep 29
Find prices
$16Amtrak
Thu
Sep 30
Find prices
$17Greyhound
Fri
Oct 1
Find prices
$20Greyhound
Sun
Oct 3
$27Amtrak
$17Amtrak
Mon
Oct 4
$27Amtrak
$16Amtrak
Tue
Oct 5
$28Amtrak
$16Amtrak
Wed
Oct 6
Find prices
$17Amtrak
Thu
Oct 7
$27Amtrak
Find prices

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn
Renfe
Italo
Frecciarossa

Train Information between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI

distanceDistance82 miles (133 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI cover the 82 miles (133 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 29 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $28 (€22), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $28 (€22).

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI.

If you're looking for cheap Amtrak tickets from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI, check out Omio! With one-way Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train ticket prices starting as low as $28 (€22) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago by showing you the latest Amtrak offers, train schedules and tickets for this 82 miles (133 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Amtrak. If you search for Amtrak tickets between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Amtrak so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from Chicago to Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a vibrant city in the state of Wisconsin with a lot to offer for any enthusiastic traveler. The Milwaukee Art Museum, for example, features a variety of art collections, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Its counterpart, The Harry-Davidson Museum offers, displays of classic motorcycles, including one that belonged to Elvis Presley. Trains from Chicago City arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station after departing from Chicago Union Station. The two cities are 81 miles (130 kilometers) apart, and it usually takes a train just under 3 hours to cover the entire distance, although the fastest train from Chicago to Milwaukee takes only 2 hours and 29 minutes.

Which train companies travel from Chicago to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the company that handles all trains from Chicago to Milwaukee. The departure train station is the Chicago Union Station while the arrival train station is Milwaukee Intermodal Station. Amtrak offers around 47 connections every week, with seven trains from Chicago to Milwaukee every weekday, and six trips on Saturdays and Sundays.

How long is the train ride from Chicago to Milwaukee?

Milwaukee is 81 miles (130 kilometers) away from the city of Chicago. Trains traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee typically take less than 3 hours to arrive at their destination, more than doable for most passengers. The fastest train from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 2 hours and 29 minutes to travel from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal station.

How many trains are there from Chicago to Milwaukee?

Amtrak operates 47 trains from Chicago to Milwaukee every week. Seven routes operate from Chicago Union Station for Milwaukee Intermodal Station daily from Monday to Friday, with six running daily on weekends. The first train from Chicago to Milwaukee leaves at 6:10 a.m. while the last one departs Chicago at 8:05 p.m., meaning passengers wishing to travel along this route have loads of choice when planning their itineraries. Usually, Saturday sees the highest number of passengers, so passengers wishing to travel on this day should book their tickets in advance, or consider traveling on another day. Monday is the least busy day of the week, and great ticket deals are also common on this day.

What are the departure and arrival train stations from Chicago to Milwaukee?

Departure station: Milwaukee Intermodal station serves both as the central train station and as an intercity bus station in Milwaukee. Intermodal Station lies just a mile away from the city center, and is well connected to the city via public transport, with bus lines 12 and 57 stopping right outside the station. Other transit lines pass near it, as well. More than 600,000 passengers pass through the station annually, making it the 18th busiest train station served by Amtrak. Visitors in the station can access various amenities, including retail space, ATM services, and checked baggage services. Travelers who might want to take a quick bite as they wait for the train can visit one of many restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets in the station. A 300-space parking lot is also available west of the train station. The parking lot has dedicated spaces for disabled travelers. The ticket office, waiting room, platform, and restrooms are all accessible.

Arrival station: Chicago Union Station serves over three million passengers annually and is the fourth busiest train station in the country. It sits half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the edge of the city center, and a bus traveling to and from the station and the city center takes about six minutes, though the city is also accessible on foot. Passengers can choose from a variety of dining options while waiting for their ride; McDonald's, Starbucks, Cajun Grill, Dunkin Donuts, and Babba's Village are all on offer and open seven days a week. Passengers can charge their phones for a fee at different charging stations throughout the station. Retail outlets in the station include Chicago News Now and at Flowers and Gifts. The station features a lactation suite which allows for privacy when mothers are breastfeeding their babies. It contains a comfortable bench, an electrical outlet where one can plug in a breast pump, and a door for privacy. Chicago Union Station is ADA compliant. The waiting room, restrooms, and ticket office are accessible to persons with limited mobility. Wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, and dedicated parking spaces are also available.

Travel Tips

Trains from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
Travel by train to Milwaukee, WI easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI cost?
Train tickets to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $28 (€22)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI on average?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train to cost on average $28 (€22)  one way.
How far is Milwaukee, WI from Chicago by train?
The distance to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago by train is approximately 82 miles (133 km).
What is the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train travel time?
On average the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train travel time is 1 h 29 min  for the 82 miles (133 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train companies go from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI?
For the best Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI a day?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI? When does the last train depart from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI?
The earliest train departing from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI leaves at 11: 10 AM. The last train departing from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI leaves at 10: 08 PM. You can find the latest Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI to get the best deals?
If you book the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $28 (€22). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.