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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Milwaukee  •  3 h 30 min

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

$185 - $435

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

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

$38 - $112

3 alternative options

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 36 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 24 min

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

$79 - $188

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Milwaukee 374.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 30 min and costs $180 - $440.

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The distance between Detroit and Milwaukee is 405 km. The road distance is 599 km.

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

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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 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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

Delta flies from Detroit to Milwaukee every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 24 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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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.

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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Downtown Detroit to Chicago
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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