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There are 3 ways to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan by bus, taxi, train or car

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, taxi  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Kenosha, WI Airport Express to Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Kenosha, WI to Waukegan

$70 - $91

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$35 - $68

1 alternative option

Drive  •  59m

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Waukegan 52.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to Waukegan. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Waukegan via Chicago OTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Waukegan is 47 miles. The road distance is 52.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1h 29m and costs $70 - $95.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to Waukegan is 52 miles. It takes approximately 59m to drive from Milwaukee to Waukegan.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Waukegan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to Waukegan.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 1h 29m

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

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Waukegan via Chicago Union Station and Chicago OTC in around 3h 31m.

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 Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Kenosha, WI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kenosha, WI to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
24m
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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