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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.

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Train, shuttle, bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Princeton Amtrak Station
  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  •  10h 43m

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

$64 - $104

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 46m

  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

$71 - $161

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids 242.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids  •  6h 3m

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

$164 - $904

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5h 18m

  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

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Moline, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal and arriving at Gtc via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, Dubuque, IA and Cedar Rapids Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 43m.

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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 8h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 45m to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Badger Bus, depart from Milwaukee Intermodal station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids is to bus which takes 10h 43m and costs $60 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $950 and takes 6h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 7m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids.
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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via UW Madison Langdon St, Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, Dubuque, IA, Dubuque, IA, and Cedar Rapids Airport in around 10h 43m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
33m
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
41m
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
47m
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville Amtrak to Cedar Rapids, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Cedar Rapids. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 29m and costs $3.

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