There are 7 ways to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee by bus, train, car or plane

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

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4716 / ...

$34 - $64

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  7 h 4 min

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

$59 - $95

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$69 - $158

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Milwaukee 273.4 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Milwaukee (MKE) IND - MKE

$125 - $375

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$88 - $247

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Chicago Midway (MDW) IND - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak

$112 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Milwaukee is 245 miles. The road distance is 273.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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There are 123+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 244.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago and Chicago, Il in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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
Megabus
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, 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
Coach USA

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