Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train

Cheap train tickets from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

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26

Average

26

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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01:05PMUnion Station1h29 02:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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08:25AMUnion Station1h13 09:38AMAirport Amtrak Station
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08:05PMUnion Station1h29 09:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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01:05PMUnion Station1h13 02:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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11:05AMUnion Station1h29 12:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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Train schedule from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

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08:25AMUnion Station1h13 09:38AMAirport Amtrak Station
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08:25AMUnion Station1h29 09:54AMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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11:05AMUnion Station1h29 12:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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11:05AMUnion Station1h13 12:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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01:05PMUnion Station1h29 02:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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01:05PMUnion Station1h13 02:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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03:15PMUnion Station1h13 04:28PMAirport Amtrak Station
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03:15PMUnion Station1h29 04:44PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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05:08PMUnion Station1h37 06:45PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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05:08PMUnion Station1h19 06:27PMAirport Amtrak Station
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08:05PMUnion Station1h29 09:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI
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08:05PMUnion Station1h13 09:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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Fastest train times from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Fastest Journey

1 h 13 m

Average

1 h 22 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

134 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Chicago for Milwaukee, WI every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:25AMUnion Station1h13 09:38AMAirport Amtrak Station
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261One-way
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01:05PMUnion Station1h13 02:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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261One-way
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03:15PMUnion Station1h13 04:28PMAirport Amtrak Station
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261One-way
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08:05PMUnion Station1h13 09:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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261One-way
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11:05AMUnion Station1h13 12:18PMAirport Amtrak Station
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261One-way

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Overview: Train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

distanceDistance82 miles (133 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€26)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

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. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $28 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $28 (€26).

Train providers: Amtrak from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI trains

Amtrak trains will get you to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago from $28 (€26). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI.

Amtrak from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 30 min
  • Average Price: $28
  • Amtrak frequency: 6 a day

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.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI to cost as little as $28 (€26)  in the next 7 days.
The train price to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago is on average $28 (€26)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI by train to be approximately 82 miles (133 km).
The Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train duration is on average 1 h 29 min, which is to be expected when traveling 82 miles (133 km) to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
For the route from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
You can take the earliest train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI at 11: 10 AM   or take the last train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI leaving at 10: 08 PM. Look for the latest Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
You can find trains between Chicago and Milwaukee, WI to cost on average $28 (€26) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Chicago to Milwaukee, WI train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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