Cheap train tickets from Madison to Milwaukee


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How much are train tickets from Madison to Milwaukee?

Lowest Price£21.72
Fastest2h 9m
trains per day43
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Madison to Milwaukee?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Madison to Milwaukee is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Madison to Milwaukee was £39.62. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £1.04 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Madison to Milwaukee?

The distance between Madison and Milwaukee is approximately 75.54 miles, or 121.54 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 9 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Madison to Milwaukee?

On Saturday trains from Madison to Milwaukee are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Madison to Milwaukee?

Typically there are 43 schedules to compare for your trip to Milwaukee. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to Milwaukee route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to Milwaukee, usually offering 43 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison to Milwaukee, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Madison to Milwaukee, which start at £0.78.

One train company connects Madison to Milwaukee


Amtrak train tickets from Madison to Milwaukee start from £21.72, and on average cost £39.74. Daily there are 43 Amtrak schedules to Milwaukee. Amtrak in Madison leaves from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and 2 other stations. And in Milwaukee trains arrive at Airport - 5601 S 6th St and one other train station.

From Madison to Milwaukee train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Milwaukee faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 41 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £39.15 for a one-way train ticket to Milwaukee.

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There are 3 train stations in Madison with trains to Milwaukee. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
  • 4 Collins Ct
  • University of Wisconsin
There are 2 different stations where trains from Madison arrive in Milwaukee. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Milwaukee:
  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St
  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave