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Nestling on the banks of the great Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has some of the most scenic views around, making it every photographer’s perfect destination. Boasting 85 miles of scenic waterfront bike lanes, Milwaukee is the perfect spot to ride a bike and enjoy the sunset together with your friends. It is also the home of the Harley Davidson Museum, a vast waterfront gallery that offers 11 permanent exhibitions. The museum features not only bikes but also special items such as a whole engine room, making it a must-visit spot for bike enthusiasts. If you are not interested in bikes, the Basilica of St. Josaphat, which is modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, offers many wondrous shots.
Milwaukee’s famous German bratwursts are a must-try for all visitors, and the best place to enjoy this dish is Usinger’s. Other similar establishments include Mader’s and Milwaukee Public Market. For authentic American eats, Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In offers amazing sloppy-joe burgers.
The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is the city’s main transportation hub. Visitors can catch both buses and trains at this location. The city is served by two airports. The Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport on the southern edge of the city handles commercial flights, while the Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport in the northwest handles private flights.
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The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is the major transportation hub for rail and bus travel in Wisconsin. The station is Amtrak’s second busiest in the Midwest. It acts as a gateway for long-distance travel into the American West and also connects Milwaukee to the surrounding Midwest states via the Hiawatha service. Renovated in 2007, the Intermodal Station now also offers a range of intercity bus services from carriers, including Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. Local bus routes and The Hop streetcar service provide convenient local travel around Milwaukee. Located in the city’s downtown, The Intermodal Station has vast retail spaces, several museums, and pleasant waterways all on its doorstep.
Popular bus stations in Milwaukee:
Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave
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2200 E Kenwood Blvd
What bus companies travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin?
Located in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is accessible by bus from 307 other cities. You can choose from 685 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Milwaukee on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.
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Bus companies serving Milwaukee
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||605||1d 2h 34m||€173.12|
|Greyhound||549||1d 2h 5m||€186.86|
|Tornado Bus||67||23h 11m||€189.94|
|Indian Trails||49||12h 24m||€65.14|
|Indian Trails||38||10h 42m||€66.63|
|Amtrak Thruway||17||2h 15m||€21.55|
|Badger Bus||7||1h 27m||€18.75|
|El Expreso Bus||7||20h 38m||€190.77|
|Jefferson Lines||7||7h 37m||€63.07|
FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.
Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.
Indian Trails was established in 1910 to provide intercity bus service in the Midwest, and today is one of the most essential ground travel operators in the region. Indian Trails’ modern fleet consists of well-maintained buses with near-zero emissions. Passengers are treated to comfortable seats with footrests, free WiFi, USB outlets, and individual air conditioning controls.
Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.
Badger Bus is a family-owned bus company running routes across Wisconsin and Minnesota. It shares the same fuzzy mascot as the University of Wisconsin, which makes it a popular choice for students traveling between the Madison and Milwaukee campuses. The easily recognizable red, white, and black buses feature free reliable Wi-Fi, comfortable seats with outlets, and clean restroom facilities.
El Expreso Bus
El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi.
Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.
Which bus service has the best service to Milwaukee?
Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Milwaukee by bus with Badger Bus giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that Indian Trails had the most comfortable bus service to Milwaukee taking into account the seats and amenities that Indian Trails offers. They rate Indian Trails a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.
If you are looking to arrive to Milwaukee punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Milwaukee, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where is the bus station in Milwaukee, WI?
The busiest bus station in Milwaukee is Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Milwaukee are:
- Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
- Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave
- Milwaukee (Downtown)
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|Houston||1d 13h 29m||€246.82|
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