There are 5 ways to get from Milwaukee to Wausau by 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Wausau Transit, WI 916 / ...

$40 - $60

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Wausau 184.7 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) MKE - CWA

$204 - $979

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Wausau/Marshfield  •  4 h 8 min

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

$183 - $610

Fly Milwaukee to Appleton, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Appleton (ATW) MKE - ATW
  2. Take the bus from Appleton to Wausau Transit

$185 - $857

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

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Milwaukee to Wausau every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Lamers Bus Lines also services this route once daily. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Milwaukee to Wausau hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Appleton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Appleton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Milwaukee to Appleton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Milwaukee to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Wausau Transit, WI
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Wausau Transit
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton to Wausau Transit
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milwaukee and Wausau is 254 km. The road distance is 296 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Wausau is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Wausau is to drive which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $18 - $27.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milwaukee and arriving at Wausau Transit, WI. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

The bus from Milwaukee to Wausau Transit, WI takes 4 h 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.