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There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Peoria 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.

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Train, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
  3. Take the bus from Uptown Station to Peoria

$70 - $126

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  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 Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria Southbound

$51 - $73

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Peoria 233.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Milwaukee  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Peoria (PIA) MKE - PIA

$146 - $731

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  3h 58m

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

$205 - $482

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Peoria is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Peoria is to bus and fly which costs $200 - $490 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Peoria. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak and arriving at Peoria via Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Peoria is 185 miles. The road distance is 233.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Peoria without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 30m and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Milwaukee to Peoria, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Peoria bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Peoria is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $50 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $750 and takes 4h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from Milwaukee Airport to Peoria Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 57m and has one stopover.

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Milwaukee to Peoria bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, arrive at Peoria station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Peoria.
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  • Distance: 184.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Peoria via Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport in around 6h 35m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Milwaukee to Peoria hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Milwaukee to Peoria via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Peoria
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Peoria via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Uptown Station to Peoria
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Peoria
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Burlington Trailways
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Peoria is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Milwaukee to Peoria.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Peoria Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Peoria. Prices start at $57 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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