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Search bus, train, flight tickets from Chicago to Milwaukee

There are 1 bus company operating 2 routes, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Hiawatha Service, Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, 2 airlines operating 2 routes. The cheapest bus costs $7 and is 2h 20min. The cheapest train costs $32 and is 1h 31min. The cheapest flight costs $271 and is 10h 9min.

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Bus
Chicago to Milwaukee
$7
2h 20min
Train
CHI to MKE
$35
1h 51min
Flight
MDW to MKE
$221
4h 52min
Flight
ORD to MKE
$111
51min
Bus
Burns Harbor to Milwaukee
$32
4h 15min
Train
GLN to MKE
$32
1h 31min
Train
HMW to MKE
$38
2h 21min
Drive
Chicago to Milwaukee
$9
2h 4min

What is the best way to travel from Chicago to Milwaukee?

There are 4 ways to travel from Chicago to Milwaukee. 2 buses, 3 trains, 2 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Milwaukee is the cheapest. The flight operated by United running from ORD to MKE is the fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Milwaukee is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Chicago and Milwaukee?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Chicago to Milwaukee. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Chicago to Milwaukee. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Chicago airports, bus, and train stations

CHI Chicago Union Station
2.1 miles from Chicago
ORD Chicago Ohare Intl
airport · 15.8 miles from Chicago
GLN Glenview Amtrak
17.5 miles from Chicago
HMW Homewood Amtrak
19.9 miles from Chicago

Milwaukee airports, bus, and train stations

MKA Milwaukee Mitchell Airport Amtrak
6.8 miles from Milwaukee
MKE Milwaukee Intermodal Station
0.6 miles from Milwaukee
MKE General Mitchell Intl
airport · 6.4 miles from Milwaukee