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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Milwaukee to Madison. Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Madison usually takes around 7 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance76 mi (122 km)
Fastest train2h 41m
Lowest price£20.30
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Milwaukee to Madison?

In the last month, £39.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.38 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£43£29£14JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Madison from Milwaukee is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £38 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

£54£43£33£22£11JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Milwaukee to Madison by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £25 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Milwaukee to Madison in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £40 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

£54£43£33£22£113020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 2 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Madison from Milwaukee will be about £0.38 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Milwaukee to Madison?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Madison, Wisconsin. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak37h 6m£39.40
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Milwaukee to Madison every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £20.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Milwaukee to Madison 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Milwaukee to Madison?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Milwaukee to Madison, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Milwaukee to Madison?

The distance between Milwaukee and Madison is approximately 76 miles, or 122 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 41 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Milwaukee to Madison are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Tuesday 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 08:00 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 Madison?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Madison to Milwaukee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison for £10.87.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

Where is the train station in Madison?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Madison than most cities. Most trains from Milwaukee will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Madison:

Train stations in Madison:

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

  • Phillips 66 - 4 Collins Ct

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