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There are 12 ways to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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 to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lexington  •  4 h 17 min

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

$221 - $673

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Bus Megabus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$40 - $60

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Covington  •  4 h 56 min

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

$78 - $355

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Louisville  •  5 h 13 min

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

$122 - $266

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Louisville  •  5 h 38 min

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

$181 - $306

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Evansville, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Evansville (EVV) ORD - EVV
  3. Take the bus from Evansville to Owensboro, KY

$219 - $732

Fly Milwaukee to Nashville, night bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Nashville (BNA) MKE - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$193 - $903

Train, bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$59 - $102

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123

$45 - $114

Train, bus via Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$80 - $182

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY

$98 - $204

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Louisville 388.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky is to bus and fly which costs $220 - $700 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Louisville, KY via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Kentucky is 407 miles. The road distance is 388.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 50 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Milwaukee to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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Kentucky is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 7:29 AM in Milwaukee and 8:29 AM in Kentucky.

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  • Distance: 406.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Kentucky, USA?

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Louisville via Chicago in around 8 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Evansville
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Louisville
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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
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 Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
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
Bus operators
Coach USA
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Evansville to Owensboro, KY
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.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
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Kentucky is 388 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Milwaukee to Kentucky.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Lexington Airport.

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Book your Milwaukee to Kentucky bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are five+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3.

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