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

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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Bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Cedar River Milwaukee

$30 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Traverse City, travel  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Traverse City (TVC) ORD - TVC
  3. Travel from Traverse City to Washington

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Green Bay, bus  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Green Bay (GRB) ORD - GRB
  3. Take the bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Cedar River

$182 - $357

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Marquette, bus, travel  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Marquette (MQT) ORD - MQT
  3. Take the bus from Gwinn to Escanaba
  4. Travel from Escanaba to Washington

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Manistee, travel  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Manistee (MBL) MDW - MBL
  3. Travel from Manistee to Washington

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Washington is to bus which costs $30 - $40 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Washington is to bus which costs $30 - $40 and takes 5h 7m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Washington is 171 miles.

The best way to get from Milwaukee to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Milwaukee to Washington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Traverse City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Traverse City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Washington.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

Indian Trails operates a bus from Milwaukee to Washington once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 28m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Marquette
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Traverse City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Green Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Manistee
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $250
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
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Cedar River
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Green Bay, WI - Transit to Cedar River
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Gwinn to Escanaba
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
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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