How to travel from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

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from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

You can get from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI on Jul 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMChicago1h35 09:50AMMilwaukee, WI
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04:15PMChicago1h35 05:50PMMilwaukee, WI
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04:15PMChicago1h50 06:05PMMilwaukee, WI
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Travel Information from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

distanceDistance82 miles (133 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€25) • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Amtrak

Travel 82 miles (133 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI.

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Travel 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

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Milwaukee, WI:

Taking a ferry is usually $19 (€17) less than taking a bus to Milwaukee, WI, which costs on average $19 (€17) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $2 (€2) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $2 (€2) from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI.

A ferry is $28 (€25) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI costing on average $28 (€25).

The fastest way to get to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 13 min.

Other travel options to Milwaukee, WI can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 51 min.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The Chicago to Milwaukee, WI distance is around 82 miles (133 km).

The average frequency per day from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 10 flights per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus to go to Milwaukee, WI by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Chicago to Milwaukee, WI tickets on Omio for $19 (€17).
    • Amtrak can take you to Milwaukee, WI by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI for $28 (€25).

    Yes, there are direct routes from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 4 direct buses per day to Milwaukee, WI with Flixbus or Amtrak.
    • You can check for a direct train to Milwaukee, WI with Amtrak with 6 direct trains per day.

    Direct services to Milwaukee, WI tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Mitchell, SD, New York City or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Chicago and Milwaukee, WI itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Milwaukee, WI and any of these top destinations today!

    Before traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket is costing on average $19 (€17) one way for this route.
    • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $2 (€2) one way.
    • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this trip.
    • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $28 (€25) one way.

    But we recommend booking Chicago to Milwaukee, WI tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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