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There are 4 ways to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 15m

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

$32 - $57

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Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Dubuque 172.5 miles

$16 - $25

Fly from Milwaukee  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Dubuque (DBQ) MKE - DBQ

$202 - $992

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  4h

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

$201 - $423

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Dubuque. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal and arriving at Dubuque, IA via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Dubuque is 146 miles. The road distance is 172.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque without a car is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $30 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 5h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Dubuque Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Dubuque bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, arrive at Dubuque, IA station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Dubuque.
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  • Distance: 145.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Dubuque via UW Madison Langdon St and Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin in around 5h 15m. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Milwaukee to Dubuque every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Bus operators
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.

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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 Dubuque is 172 miles. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Milwaukee to Dubuque.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Dubuque Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Dubuque. Prices start at $68 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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