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There are 5 ways to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Coach USA  •  2 h 42 min

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

$25 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4712 / ...

$18 - $40

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Glenview Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$30 - $59

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Des Plaines to Milwaukee 75 miles

$7 - $11

Line 230 bus, fly  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 230 bus from Des Plaines Metra to Rosemont CTA Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE

$117 - $378

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The cheapest way to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Des Plaines and Milwaukee is 70 miles. The road distance is 75 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee is to bus which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $29 - $60 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Plaines to Milwaukee is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Des Plaines to Milwaukee.

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

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There are 124+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 69.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

Coach USA operates a bus from Des Plaines to Milwaukee hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Des Plaines to Milwaukee every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glenview Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Coach USA
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 Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Des Plaines Metra to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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