There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Milwaukee  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Milwaukee (MKE) PHL - MKE

$160 - $460

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi

$101 - $252

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Milwaukee (MKE) BWI - MKE

$196 - $585

Fly Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 9 min

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

$148 - $522

Train to Newark, fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Milwaukee (MKE) EWR - MKE

$139 - $406

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak

$222 - $616

Train  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$168 - $460

Drive  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Milwaukee 855.6 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 14 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $160 - $460 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Milwaukee is 696 miles. The road distance is 855.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Milwaukee hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Chicago, Il in around 22 h 8 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal 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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Coach USA
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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