There are 4 ways to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$27 - $28

Cheapest option

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

2 alternative options

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

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

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Milwaukee to Northwestern University, including transfers.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Northwestern University. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak and arriving at Evanston via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Milwaukee to Northwestern University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, 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.

Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
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
Coach USA

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