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There are 6 ways to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Milwaukee  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Milwaukee (MKE) CLE - MKE

$136 - $756

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

$40 - $67

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLE - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$134 - $518

Train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$86 - $209

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4712 / ...

$53 - $127

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Milwaukee 437 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee is to Megabus and bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $130 - $800 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Cleveland and arriving at Milwaukee, WI via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cleveland to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Milwaukee is 337 miles. The road distance is 437 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee without a car is to train which takes 9 h 15 min and costs $85 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to Milwaukee train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $130 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 9 h 15 min, you could also Megabus and bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 336.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Cleveland to Milwaukee every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station in around 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal 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
Coach USA
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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megabus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Cleveland to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee is 1 h behind Cleveland. It is currently 11:33 AM in Cleveland and 10:33 AM in Milwaukee.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Milwaukee is 437 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to drive from Cleveland to Milwaukee.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Milwaukee Airport.

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Book your Cleveland to Milwaukee bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs $3.

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