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

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI

$29 - $50

6 alternative options

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 Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station 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 55 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 51 min

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

$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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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 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 via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 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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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $28 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $28 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $160 and takes 7 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $380 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 244.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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megabus.com
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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Milwaukee Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Indianapolis to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Milwaukee, WI station.

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Milwaukee is 1 h behind Indianapolis. It is currently 8:22 AM in Indianapolis and 7:22 AM in Milwaukee.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Milwaukee is 273 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Indianapolis to Milwaukee.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Milwaukee Airport.

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There are 124+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39 min and costs $2.

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