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

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Bus Coach USA  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$25 - $40

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4712 / ...

$21 - $43

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$34 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Palatine to Milwaukee 76.3 miles

$7 - $11

Train, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Palatine to Irving Park
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE

$121 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Palatine to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palatine to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palatine to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Palatine and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Palatine and Milwaukee is 65 miles. The road distance is 76.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Palatine to Milwaukee without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Palatine to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Palatine to Milwaukee train services, operated by Metra, depart from Palatine station.

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The best way to get from Palatine to Milwaukee is to bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Palatine to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 64.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

Coach USA operates a bus from Palatine to Milwaukee hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palatine to Milwaukee via Chicago OTC and Chicago Union Station in around 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Palatine to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Palatine to Irving Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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 - $220
Bus operators
Coach USA
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 Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Palatine to Milwaukee is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Palatine to Milwaukee.

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

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There are 125+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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