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

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Recommended option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 31 min

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

$16 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus Coach USA  •  3 h 6 min

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

$25 - $40

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Des Plaines to Chicago OTC Up-Nw
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$31 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Des Plaines to Milwaukee 75 miles

$7 - $11

Line 230 bus, fly  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 230 bus from White/Algonquin 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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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Des Plaines to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Plaines to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Busse Hwy & Oakton St/Parkwood Ave and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Des Plaines to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Des Plaines and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Des Plaines to Milwaukee hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Des Plaines to Milwaukee via Chicago OTC and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 3 h 16 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
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Des Plaines to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
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 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Coach USA
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from White/Algonquin to Rosemont CTA Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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