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Saint Paul-Milwaukee Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Saint Paul to Milwaukee. Traveling by train from Saint Paul to Milwaukee usually takes around 6 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance290 mi (466 km)
Fastest train6h 7m
Lowest price£35.95
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saint Paul, MN to Milwaukee, WI

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Beth

11 August 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder
Pros: It was an adventure.... Cons: More info about seats; it was confusing on where to go once we got on the train! Downstairs, or upstairs...? Female attendant was a bit crabby...like she had answered the same questions numerous times and she was sick of repeating he... Pros: It was an adventure.... Cons: More info about seats; it was confusing on where to go once we got on the train! Downstairs, or upstairs...? Female attendant was a bit crabby...like she had answered the same questions numerous times and she was sick of repeating herself! Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride; watch the people and scenery! Make new friends with the other passengers, you might make a new friend!More

What is the price of a train ticket from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

In the last month, £37.51 was the average price of a train ticket from Saint Paul, MN to Milwaukee, WI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £28.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Saint Paul to Milwaukee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Saint Paul to Milwaukee in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £58 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 16 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Milwaukee from Saint Paul will be about £28.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

2 train services operate from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Amtrak Empire Builder usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 54m£44.89
Amtrak Empire Builder26h 8m£43.57
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Saint Paul to Milwaukee every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £42.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul to Milwaukee during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

The distance between Saint Paul and Milwaukee is approximately 290 miles, or 466 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Saint Paul to Milwaukee are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Saint Paul at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Milwaukee. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Milwaukee to Saint Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Saint Paul to Milwaukee for £20.85.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Saint Paul:

Other train stations in Saint Paul:

  • Union Depot

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

Arrival stations

Milwaukee receives travelers from Saint Paul at its two active train stations:

Other train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

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