There are 9 ways to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Milwaukee to Covington  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Covington (CVG) MKE - CVG

$134 - $767

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY

$44 - $74

7 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Covington  •  4 h 57 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

Fly Milwaukee to Columbus, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Columbus (CMH) MKE - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Ashland, Ky

$89 - $511

Train, bus  •  8 h 57 min

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

$56 - $68

Bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123

$45 - $114

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  11 h 1 min

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

$77 - $148

Bus Amtrak  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY 8250 / ...

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Louisville 388.3 miles

$35 - $55

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Milwaukee to Covington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Louisville via Chicago, Il and Chicago in around 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Ashland, Ky
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milwaukee and Kentucky is 651 km. The road distance is 621 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $130 - $800.

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 9 h 19 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Milwaukee to Kentucky, including transfers.