How to travel from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI

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Travel Information from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI

distanceDistance82 miles (133 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$19 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€22) • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

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

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from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI

How to get from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Greyhound
10:30AM2h20
Chicago, IL
12:50PMMilwaukee, WI
$301One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Greyhound
11:00AM2h00
Chicago, IL
01:00PMMilwaukee, WI
$271One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Amtrak
11:05AM1h13
Union Station, Chicago, IL
12:18PMAirport Amtrak Station, Milwaukee, WI
$421One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
11:05AM1h29
Union Station, Chicago, IL
12:34PMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, Milwaukee, WI
$421One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
08:25AM1h13
Union Station, Chicago, IL
09:38AMAirport Amtrak Station, Milwaukee, WI
$421One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
08:25AM1h29
Union Station, Chicago, IL
09:54AMMilwaukee Intermodal Station, Milwaukee, WI
$421One-way
0 transfers
Greyhound
11:20AM1h30
Chicago, IL
12:50PMMilwaukee, WI
$301One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:15AM1h50
Chicago, IL
10:05AMMilwaukee, WI
$291One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:15AM1h35
Chicago, IL
09:50AMMilwaukee, WI
$291One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best trip from Chicago to Milwaukee with Amtrak, FlixBus and Greyhound. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak travel running daily, you can travel by travel across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela travel for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your travel journey between Chicago and Milwaukee, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    FAQs: Travel from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI

    FAQs: 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, IL to Milwaukee, WI.
    FAQs

    There are 2 ways to get from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago, IL is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€16).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI:

    Taking a bus costs $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $25 (€22).

    The quickest way to travel from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI is by train, which takes on average 1 h 13 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h 30 min on average.

    Milwaukee, WI is approximately 82 miles (133 km) away from Chicago, IL.

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

    • 5 buses per day.
    • 6 trains a day.

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

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

      The following travel companies offer services from Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI:

      • Travel with Greyhound, FlixBus or Megabus to go to Milwaukee, WI by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI tickets on Omio for $19 (€16).
      • Travel with Amtrak to go to Milwaukee, WI by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).

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

      • You can find 5 direct buses per day to take to Milwaukee, WI with Greyhound or Megabus.
      • You can find 6 direct trains per day to Milwaukee, WI with Amtrak.

      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, IL to Milwaukee, WI often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madison, WI, Glenview, IL, Minneapolis, MN or Bensenville, IL. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Milwaukee, WI and any of these top destinations today!

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