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

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Fly to Milwaukee  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Milwaukee (MKE) DTW - MKE

$185 - $435

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4716 / ...

$47 - $112

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 16 min

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

$133 - $347

Train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$79 - $188

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$52 - $109

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Milwaukee 374.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $180 - $440 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Detroit, Mi and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 28 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Milwaukee is 253 miles. The road distance is 374.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Milwaukee without a car is to train which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Detroit to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Detroit to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Detroit, Mi station.

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

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The best way to get from Detroit to Milwaukee is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $180 - $440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 7 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 253.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Detroit to Milwaukee every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 28 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
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 Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
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 Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $45
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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

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Milwaukee is 1 h behind Detroit. It is currently 1:23 AM in Detroit and 12:23 AM in Milwaukee.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Milwaukee is 374 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Detroit to Milwaukee.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Milwaukee Airport.

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

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There are 121+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 49 min and costs $2.

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