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Journey Summary

Chicago to Milwaukee, WI Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 29 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $28
Trains depart from:Chicago
Trains arrive in:Milwaukee, WI
Distance:134 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

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.

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Trains from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
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FAQs
How far is Chicago to Milwaukee, WI by train?
The Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train distance is approximately 82 miles (133 km).
What is the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train travel time?
On average the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train time is 1 h 29 min  covering the 82 miles (133 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What time is the earliest train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI? What time is the last train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI?
The earliest train for this route departs from Chicago at 11: 10 AM. The last train leaves from Chicago at 10: 08 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

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