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The cheapest trains from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago

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Cheapest

$28

Average

$28

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.

The average ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago will cost around $ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 28.

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05:45PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 07:14PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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11:10AMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 12:29PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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05:55PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 07:14PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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01:15PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 02:34PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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01:05PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 02:34PMUnion Station
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$281One-way

Timetable Milwaukee, WI to Chicago

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06:15AMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h42 07:57AMUnion Station
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06:26AMAirport Amtrak Station1h31 07:57AMUnion Station
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08:05AMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 09:34AMUnion Station
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08:15AMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 09:34AMUnion Station
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11:00AMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 12:29PMUnion Station
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11:10AMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 12:29PMUnion Station
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01:05PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 02:34PMUnion Station
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01:15PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 02:34PMUnion Station
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03:00PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 04:29PMUnion Station
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03:10PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 04:29PMUnion Station
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05:45PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 07:14PMUnion Station
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05:55PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 07:14PMUnion Station
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07:35PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, WI1h29 09:04PMUnion Station
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07:45PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 09:04PMUnion Station
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Jun 19
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 20
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 21
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 22
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 23
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Jun 24
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jun 25
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 26
$28Amtrak
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Jun 27
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jun 28
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jun 29
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jun 30
$28Amtrak
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Jul 1
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jul 2
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jul 3
$28Amtrak
$22Greyhound
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Jul 4
$28Amtrak
$23Greyhound
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Jul 5
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Jul 6
$28Amtrak
$24Greyhound
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Jul 7
$28Amtrak
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Jul 8
$28Amtrak
$24Greyhound

The fastest trains from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago

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Fastest Journey

1 h 19 m

Average

1 h 25 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

134 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Milwaukee, WI for Chicago every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 134 km distance in an average of 1 h 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 19 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:10AMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 12:29PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
Fastest
05:55PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 07:14PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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01:15PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 02:34PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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03:10PMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 04:29PMUnion Station
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$281One-way
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08:15AMAirport Amtrak Station1h19 09:34AMUnion Station
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$281One-way

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Journey Summary

Milwaukee, WI to Chicago Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 19 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $28
Trains depart from:Milwaukee, WI
Trains arrive in:Chicago
Distance:134 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Milwaukee to Chicago

Chicago is known for bold architecture, embodied in its spectacular skyscrapers such as the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the famous John-Hancock Center. The city has also become known for its vibrant nightlife, inclusive neighborhoods, and welcoming residents. Chicago is 81 miles (130 kilometers) from Milwaukee. Amtrak Railway Company operates train rides between the two cities. Trains depart from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arrive at Chicago Union Station. The fastest train from Milwaukee to Chicago with a direct connection takes 1 hour and 29 minutes. Amtrak offers seven connections during weekdays and Saturday, as well as six connections on Sunday. There are approximately 48 trains from Milwaukee to Chicago every week, and the trips are spread evenly throughout the day, with passengers having the option to board trains in the morning, afternoon and evening. The best day to travel from Milwaukee to Chicago is Monday since it is the least busy day of the week along this route.

Which train companies travel from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Amtrak Company handles all train connections from Milwaukee to Chicago. It offers 48 train rides weekly that depart from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arrive at Chicago Union Station. This short journey is ideal for those who want to save a few bucks, want to enjoy the scenery, or who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

How long is the train ride from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The distance between Milwaukee and Chicago city is 81 miles (130 kilometers). A train from Milwaukee to Chicago takes less than 2 hours to arrive at its destination. Passengers who want to get to Chicago in the fastest time possible can board the quickest train from Milwaukee to Chicago which takes just 1 hour and 29 minutes.

How many trains are there from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Amtrak provides seven direct trains from Milwaukee to Chicago on all weekdays and Saturday and six on Sunday alone. The trips amount to 48 per week, departing at various times throughout the day and evening. The first train from Milwaukee to Chicago departs at 6:15 a.m. while the last train leaves Milwaukee Intermodal station at 7:35 p.m. More passengers travel on Wednesday than any other day, making it the busiest day of the week for this route. Fewer people commute on Monday. Passengers who want extra room to stretch and fantastic ticket deals should consider traveling then.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Departure station: Milwaukee Intermodal Station is the main train and intercity bus station in Milwaukee. Transportation to and from the city center is convenient since bus lines 12 and 57 arrive at the station directly. Other transit lines pass near the train station too. The station sits about a mile away from the city center and receives over 600 000 passengers annually. It is the 18th busiest train station associated with Amtrak. Facilities in the station include payphones, ATM services, retail space, and checked baggage services. The station also houses a restaurant for travelers who want to grab a quick bite while waiting for their ride. Passengers can access a 300-space parking lot west of the train station, which offers dedicated parking spaces for those with limited mobility. The station also features accessible restrooms, platform, ticket office, and waiting room. The waiting room is open from Monday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.

Arrival station: Three million passengers pass through Chicago Union Station each year, making it the fourth busiest train station in the country. Public transportation to and from the station is available with buses taking six minutes to travel the 0.5-mile (0.8 kilometer) distance. The station is home to several restaurants, giving passengers a variety of dining options while they wait for the train. Some of the restaurants include McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Cajun Grill, Babba's Village, and Gold Coast Dogs. Visitors can purchase souvenirs or flowers at Flowers and Gifts or buy water at Chicago News Now. There are MobileQube charging stations at various locations throughout the station where travelers can charge their mobile phones for a small fee. Mothers traveling with their toddlers will appreciate the lactation suite which allows for privacy when they are breastfeeding. The suite has comfortable benches and an electrical outlet in case the nursing mother wants to plug in the breast pump. Chicago Union Station complies with the ADA Act. Persons with limited mobility can get wheelchairs upon request. Wheelchair users can also access wheelchair lifts. The station has an accessible waiting room, ticket office, and restrooms. Elevators and dedicated parking spaces are also available.

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Trains from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago cost?
Train tickets between Milwaukee, WI and 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 to Chicago from Milwaukee, WI on average?
The Milwaukee, WI to Chicago train ticket price is on average $28 (€22)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Milwaukee, WI to Chicago by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago by train to be approximately 82 miles (133 km).
How long is the train between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago?
The train time to Chicago from Milwaukee, WI is on average 1 h 19 min  for the 82 miles (133 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Chicago from Milwaukee, WI by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Is there a direct train from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago?
If you’re looking for a direct train from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, consider traveling with Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
When does the first train depart from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago? When does the last train depart from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago?
The first Milwaukee, WI to Chicago train departs at 11: 26 AM   and the last train from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago leaves at 10: 55 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago is on average $28 (€22) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago available a few months in advance.