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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.

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Fly Reagan Washington to Milwaukee  •  3h 53m

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

$116 - $556

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Bus  •  21h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$98 - $225

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Milwaukee  •  4h 13m

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

$169 - $513

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5h 33m

  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  •  6h 10m

  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  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  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  •  20h 9m

  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  •  13h 10m

  1. Drive from Washington to Milwaukee 792.1 miles

$75 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $110 - $600 and takes 3h 53m.

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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 20h 9m.

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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 20h 9m and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Washington to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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Washington to Milwaukee train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Milwaukee is to fly which takes 3h 53m and costs $110 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 20h 9m, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $230 and takes 21h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Milwaukee Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Milwaukee is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 12:07 AM in Washington and 11:07 PM in Milwaukee.

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  • Distance: 638.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta 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 20h 9m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Clarksburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Staunton
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Lexington
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Richmond
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Chicago O'Hare via Covington
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
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
1h 29m
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
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Milwaukee is 792 miles. It takes approximately 13h 10m to drive from Washington to Milwaukee.

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Delta, Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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