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There are 7 ways to get from Milwaukee to Nashville by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Milwaukee  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Nashville (BNA) MKE - BNA

$164 - $854

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Bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Nashville, TN

$51 - $80

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 23m

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

$153 - $475

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5h 50m

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

$179 - $631

Train, night bus  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn

$77 - $135

Train, bus  •  16h 49m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn 1163 / ...

$87 - $188

Drive  •  9h 17m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Nashville 563.1 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Nashville is to bus which costs $50 - $80 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Nashville is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Nashville. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Nashville, TN via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Nashville is 481 miles. The road distance is 563.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Nashville without a car is to train and night bus which takes 11h 55m and costs $75 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Milwaukee to Nashville, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Nashville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Milwaukee, WI station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Nashville is to fly which takes 4h 3m and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Nashville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Milwaukee to Nashville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Nashville, TN station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Nashville.
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  • Distance: 481.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Nashville, TN, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Milwaukee to Nashville 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Nashville via Chicago in around 12h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Nashville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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 Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Chicago, Il to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
megabus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Nashville is 563 miles. It takes approximately 9h 17m to drive from Milwaukee to Nashville.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Nashville Airport.

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There are 649+ hotels available in Nashville. Prices start at $79 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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