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

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Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lafayette Amtrak Cardinal / ...

$55 - $100

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago, Il 4727 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette 4965 / ...

$33 - $79

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Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  7 h 33 min

  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 Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Union Club Hotel

$75 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to West Lafayette 212.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD

$172 - $432

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Indianapolis  •  6 h 27 min

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

$113 - $270

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Champaign, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Champaign (CMI) ORD - CMI
  3. Take the bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN

$181 - $537

Train to Chicago Midway, fly to Indianapolis  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Indianapolis (IND) MDW - IND

$134 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Lafayette via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milwaukee station to West Lafayette. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee Intermodal Station and arriving at Lafayette Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Milwaukee and West Lafayette is 189 miles. The road distance is 212.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette without a car is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $55 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $55 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 5 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $440 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette.
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  • Distance: 188.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and West Lafayette, IN, USA?

You can take a train from Milwaukee to West Lafayette via Chicago Union Station in around 5 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milwaukee to West Lafayette via Chicago, Il in around 5 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Champaign
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 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 Lafayette Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Bus operators
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Lafayette
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Coach USA
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Purdue Union Club Hotel
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from University of Illinois - Champaign to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com

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The quickest flight from Milwaukee Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Milwaukee to West Lafayette bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lafayette station.

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West Lafayette is 1 h ahead of Milwaukee. It is currently 6:11 AM in Milwaukee and 7:11 AM in West Lafayette.

Milwaukee to West Lafayette train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lafayette Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milwaukee to West Lafayette is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Milwaukee to West Lafayette.

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

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There are 27+ hotels available in West Lafayette. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milwaukee to Milwaukee Airport is to bus which takes 29 min and costs $3.

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