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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago to Milwaukee by train, bus, car, or plane

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  1. Train1h 29m

    1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to MilwaukeetrainHiawatha Service

    $3–75

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  1. Bus2h

    1. Take the bus from Chicago Bus Station to Milwaukee Bus StationbusGreyhound US0151 / ...

    $10–45

  2. Drive1h 36m

    1. Drive from Chicago to Milwaukeecar92.1 mi

    $17–25

  3. Fly3h 12m

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

    $84–356

Chicago to Milwaukee by train

Calendar48Weekly Trains
Duration1h 29mAverage Duration
Ticket$3Cheapest Price
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  • Distance: 84.7 mi
  • Duration: 1h 29m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3–75 and the journey takes 1h 29m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chicago Bus Station to Milwaukee Bus Station 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10–45 and the journey takes 2h. Flixbus USA also services this route 3 times a day.

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