There are 8 ways to get from Washington 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 Reagan Washington to Milwaukee  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Milwaukee (MKE) DCA - MKE

$116 - $556

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4716 / ...

$90 - $220

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Milwaukee  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Milwaukee (MKE) BWI - MKE

$169 - $513

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 20 min

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

$119 - $398

Fly Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 58 min

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

$130 - $415

Train to Baltimore, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BWI - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$147 - $535

Train  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$137 - $365

Drive  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Milwaukee 792.1 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $110 - $600 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Milwaukee station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 9 min.

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The distance between Washington and Milwaukee is 638 miles. The road distance is 792.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Milwaukee without a car is to train which takes 20 h 9 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Washington to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Washington to Milwaukee bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Milwaukee.
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  • Distance: 638.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Washington to Milwaukee hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago Union Station in around 20 h 9 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
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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