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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Milwaukee to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Washington DC usually takes around 24 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 20 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance634 mi (1021 km)
Fastest train20h 55m
Lowest price£68.14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Milwaukee, WI to Washington, DC

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Kade

22 January 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: She was very comfortable and happy. Cons: Nothing did I know. Tips: No everything was fine.

Pros: She was very comfortable and happy. Cons: Nothing did I know. Tips: No everything was fine.

4.0

Ghadeer

4 September 2019 - Business

Amtrak

Pros: Very comfortable. Did not have to transfer except one time in Chicago. Food beverage available on a cafe space. People were friendly. Cons: I a case there is seats not used, I wish to switch mine. I was not feeling good health wise when I traveled, so it would ha...

Pros: Very comfortable. Did not have to transfer except one time in Chicago. Food beverage available on a cafe space. People were friendly. Cons: I a case there is seats not used, I wish to switch mine. I was not feeling good health wise when I traveled, so it would had been very comforting to me. However, I understand the train was almost full that day. Tips: Book a head of time so you can find a seat. Take advantage of break time to stretch and move your muscles outside the train.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Milwaukee to Washington DC?

In the last month, £107.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Washington, DC. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £35.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£174£116£58JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Milwaukee to Washington DC will vary between £91 and £173. Planning a train trip to Washington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Milwaukee over the next 7 days is £102. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£127£101£76£51£25JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Milwaukee to Washington DC by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milwaukee to Washington DC in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £121 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

£127£101£76£51£253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Washington from Milwaukee will be about £35.22 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Milwaukee to Washington DC?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Washington, District of Columbia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 0h 16m£123.34
  • 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 Milwaukee to Washington every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £68.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Milwaukee to Washington 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 Milwaukee to Washington DC?

The distance between Milwaukee and Washington DC is approximately 634 miles, or 1021 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 55 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 Milwaukee to Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Milwaukee at 15:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Milwaukee to Washington DC?

Trains leave the station in Milwaukee twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Milwaukee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Milwaukee to Washington DC for £108.01.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Milwaukee where you can board the train to Washington DC.

Train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

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Arrival stations

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

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