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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Milwaukee  •  4 h 13 min

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

$160 - $460

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi

$106 - $269

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 6 min

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

$196 - $585

Train to Newark, fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 31 min

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

$139 - $406

Fly Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 55 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 Reagan Washington, fly to Milwaukee  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Milwaukee (MKE) DCA - MKE

$211 - $806

Train via Washington Union Station  •  22 h 52 min

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

$222 - $616

Train  •  29 h 14 min

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

$168 - $460

Drive  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Milwaukee 855.6 miles

$80 - $130

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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 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via New York, Ny and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 5 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 and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 52 min.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee without a car is to train which takes 22 h 52 min and costs $220 - $650.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia to Milwaukee train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Milwaukee is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $160 - $460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $220 - $650 and takes 22 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $270 and takes 24 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 696.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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 train from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station in around 22 h 52 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Columbus
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Newark to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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 to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 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
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times 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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 13 min.

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Philadelphia to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Milwaukee, Wi station.

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Milwaukee is 1 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 6:59 PM in Philadelphia and 5:59 PM in Milwaukee.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Milwaukee is 856 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 1 min to drive from Philadelphia to Milwaukee.

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Frontier Airlines, Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Milwaukee Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Milwaukee. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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