There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Chicago by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service

$28 - $60

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...

$10 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the subway from O'Hare to Jackson-Blue Blue Line

$23 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Chicago 92.6 miles

$9 - $14

Fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD

$114 - $377

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Chicago, Il. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station station and arriving at Chicago Union Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Chicago is 82 miles. The road distance is 92.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Chicago without a car is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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The train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station takes 1 h 29 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Milwaukee to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Chicago is to train which takes 1 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Milwaukee to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 82.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Milwaukee to Chicago every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Megabus also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Coach USA

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Milwaukee to Chicago train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Chicago is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Milwaukee to Chicago.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Book your Milwaukee to Chicago bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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