There are 8 ways to get from Milwaukee to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Milwaukee to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MKE - DCA

$114 - $556

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Bus  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1632 / ...

$90 - $224

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Fly Milwaukee to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Baltimore (BWI) MKE - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$167 - $517

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 56 min

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

$118 - $397

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 28 min

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

$129 - $411

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MDW - DCA

$129 - $443

Train  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$125 - $335

Drive  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Washington 792.3 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Washington. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Washington, Dc via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 54 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Washington is 638 miles. The road distance is 792.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Washington without a car is to train which takes 19 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Milwaukee to Washington, including transfers.

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Milwaukee to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Milwaukee, Wi station.

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

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 21 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Milwaukee to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Washington.
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  • Distance: 638.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Milwaukee to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milwaukee to Washington via Chicago Union Station in around 19 h 54 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Dayton
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Covington
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Washington Dulles via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
Coach USA
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, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
18 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190

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Washington is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 3:50 PM in Milwaukee and 4:50 PM in Washington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Washington is 792 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 8 min to drive from Milwaukee to Washington.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Milwaukee Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Milwaukee to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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