There are 7 ways to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids by train, shuttle, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train, shuttle, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Princeton, IL to Moline, IL
  4. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago, IL  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA 1489 / ...

$64 - $104

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Amtrak to Cedar Rapids, IA

$76 - $161

Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122
  3. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids

$80 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids 242.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Milwaukee  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MKE - CID

$164 - $904

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$143 - $735

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee and arriving at Gtc via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, Dubuque, IA and Cedar Rapids Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Cedar Rapids is 204 miles. The road distance is 242.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids without a car is to train and shuttle and bus which takes 8 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Milwaukee station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids is to bus which takes 10 h 3 min and costs $60 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $950 and takes 6 h.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 4 min and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Cedar Rapids station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids.
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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 43 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Cedar Rapids, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, Chicago, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Cedar Rapids Airport in around 10 h 3 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Act II Transport
Website
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from Princeton, IL to Moline, IL
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville Amtrak to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA

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