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There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, line 423 bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Glenview Amtrak Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the line 423 bus from Lehigh/Glenview Metra Station to Linden CTA 423

$30 - $58

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Bus Greyhound USA, line 290 bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il 4923
  2. Take the line 290 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Howard CTA Station 290

$18 - $36

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Bus Coach USA, line 290 bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the line 290 bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Howard CTA Station 290

$27 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Northwestern University 79.2 miles

$7 - $12

Fly, subway  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  2. Take the subway from Harold Washington Library to Foster

$116 - $381

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Northwestern University. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Sheridan & Foster via Cumberland CTA Station and Paulina & Howard Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Northwestern University is 69 miles. The road distance is 79.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University without a car is to train and line 423 bus which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Milwaukee to Northwestern University bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Howard CTA Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Northwestern University is 79 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Milwaukee to Northwestern University.

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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Northwestern University, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Northwestern University via Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Cumberland CTA Station, Howard CTA Station, Paulina & Howard Terminal, and Sheridan & Foster in around 3 h 27 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 Glenview Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Lehigh/Glenview Metra Station to Linden CTA
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Cumberland CTA Station to Howard CTA Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 585+ hotels available in Northwestern University. Prices start at $89 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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