There are 6 ways to get from Milwaukee to West Lafayette by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Hiawatha Service
  2. Cardinal / ...

$58 - $134

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 51 min

  1. 4727 / ...
  2. 4965 / ...

$33 - $79

4 alternative options

Bus Reindeer Shuttle  •  7 h 33 min

$75 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. 212.7 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from Milwaukee, shuttle  •  6 h 8 min

  1. MKE - ORD

$183 - $460

Bus, fly to Indianapolis  •  6 h 26 min

  1. ORD - IND

$113 - $270

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 Amtrak 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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
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 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Chicago O'Hare T5 to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milwaukee and West Lafayette is 302 km. The road distance is 340 km.

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

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

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

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.

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