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. Hiawatha Service
  2. Up-Nw

$30 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus, line 600 bus, line 604 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. 600 / ...
  2. 604

$18 - $36

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

$27 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

Fly, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. MKE - ORD

$116 - $392

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 Amtrak 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 4 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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Palatine
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Palatine
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milwaukee and Palatine is 104 km. The road distance is 118 km.

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

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

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

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