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There are 10 ways to get from Milwaukee to Omaha by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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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Fly Milwaukee to Omaha  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Omaha (OMA) MKE - OMA

$174 - $904

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1203 / ...

$71 - $115

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Omaha  •  5h 41m

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

$153 - $335

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Omaha  •  6h 6m

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

$169 - $381

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lincoln, shuttle  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Lincoln (LNK) ORD - LNK
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha

$320 - $416

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Sioux City, drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX
  3. Drive from Sioux City to Omaha

$199 - $1,646

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Des Moines, bus  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE

$216 - $799

Train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Omaha Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$100 - $235

Bus Windstar  •  12h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE West Bound

$97 - $115

Drive  •  8h 17m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Omaha 511.1 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Omaha is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Omaha is to bus and fly which costs $150 - $340 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Omaha. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI and arriving at Omaha, NE via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Omaha station. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Omaha Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Omaha is 432 miles. The road distance is 511.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Omaha without a car is to train which takes 11h 24m and costs $100 - $240.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Milwaukee to Omaha, including transfers.

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

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Milwaukee to Omaha train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Omaha is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs $170 - $950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $240 and takes 11h 24m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $120 and takes 12h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Omaha.
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  • Distance: 431.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Omaha, NE, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Milwaukee to Omaha hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milwaukee to Omaha via Chicago Union Station in around 11h 24m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Omaha Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Omaha bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Milwaukee to Omaha train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Omaha Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Omaha is 511 miles. It takes approximately 8h 17m to drive from Milwaukee to Omaha.

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Air Canada, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Omaha Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Omaha. Prices start at $63 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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