There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Palatine by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Palatine Up-Nw

$34 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus, line 600 bus, line 604 bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il
  2. Take the line 600 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center 600 / ...
  3. Take the line 604 bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rand/Randville 604

$18 - $36

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

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

$29 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Palatine 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

Fly, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD
  2. Take the train from Irving Park to Palatine

$119 - $383

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Palatine is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Palatine is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Palatine. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Palatine via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Palatine is 65 miles. The road distance is 73.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Palatine without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Milwaukee to Palatine, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Palatine is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 600 bus and line 604 bus, which costs $18 - $40 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Palatine.
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  • Distance: 64.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Palatine via Chicago Union Station and Chicago OTC in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to Palatine via Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Cumberland, Rosemont, Rosemont CTA Station, and Northwest Transportation Center in around 3 h 3 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Palatine
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Palatine
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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
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 Rosemont CTA Station to Northwest Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rand/Randville
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Coach USA

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