Chicago to Milwaukee

Cheapest

Bus

Cheapest $7

Quickest

Flight

Quickest 51min

Most Convenient

Bus

Most Convenient

There are 1 bus company, 1 train company operating 3 routes - Hiawatha Service, Empire Builder, City Of New Orleans, 2 airlines from Chicago to Milwaukee. The cheapest bus costs $7 and is 2h 20min. The cheapest train costs $32 and is 1h 31min. The cheapest flight costs $270 and is 10h 9min.

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What is the best way to travel from Chicago to Milwaukee?

There are 4 ways to travel from Chicago to Milwaukee. 2 buses, 3 trains, 2 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Milwaukee is the cheapest. The flight operated by United running from ORD to MKE is the fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Chicago to Milwaukee is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Chicago and Milwaukee?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Chicago to Milwaukee. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Chicago to Milwaukee. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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Bus from Chicago to Milwaukee from $7 with Greyhound

Bus
Chicago to Milwaukee
$7
2h 20min
Chicago
2h 20min · Bus
Milwaukee

Train from CHI Chicago to MKE Milwaukee from $35 with Amtrak

Train
CHI to MKE
$35
1h 51min
  • Amtrak $33
    Train · 1 stop 1h 43min
    CHI
    1h 43min · Train Hiawatha Service
    MKA
  • Amtrak $35
    Train · 1 stop 1h 51min
    CHI
    1h 51min · Train Hiawatha Service
    MKE

Flight from MDW Chicago to MKE Milwaukee from $221

Flight
MDW to MKE
$221
4h 52min
MDW
4h 52min · Flight
MKE

Flight from ORD Chicago to MKE Milwaukee from $111 with United, Alaska Airlines

Flight
ORD to MKE
$111
51min
  • United flight to MKE
    United
    From $530
  • Alaska Airlines flight to MKE
    Alaska Airlines
    From $270

Bus from Burns Harbor to Milwaukee from $32

Bus
Burns Harbor to Milwaukee
$32
4h 15min
Burns Harbor
4h 15min · Bus
Milwaukee

Train from GLN Glenview to MKE Milwaukee from $32 with Amtrak

Train
GLN to MKE
$32
1h 31min
GLN
1h 31min · Train Empire Builder
MKE

Train from HMW Homewood to MKE Milwaukee from $38 with Amtrak

Train
HMW to MKE
$38
2h 21min
HMW
30min · Train City Of New Orleans
CHI
1h 51min · Train Empire Builder
MKE
Drive
Chicago to Milwaukee
$9
2h 4min
Chicago
2h 4min · Drive
Milwaukee