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

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Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il 4923

$21 - $39

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Train  •  3h 4m

  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

Bus, line 600 bus, line 604 bus  •  3h 28m

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

$25 - $38

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Palatine 73.9 miles

$7 - $11

Fly, train  •  4h 12m

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

$119 - $383

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

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

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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 3h 4m.

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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 bus which takes 2h 55m and costs $21 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m 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 bus which takes 2h 55m and costs $21 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 58m.

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Milwaukee to Palatine train services, operated by Metra, arrive at Palatine station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Palatine.
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  • Distance: 64.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Milwaukee to Palatine once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milwaukee to Palatine via Chicago Union Station and Chicago OTC in around 3h 4m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Irving Park to Palatine
Ave. Duration
41m
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
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
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Northwest Transportation Center to Rand/Randville
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Palatine is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Milwaukee to Palatine.

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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 192+ hotels available in Palatine. Prices start at $69 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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