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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Minneapolis to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee usually takes around 7 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance298 mi (480 km)
Shortest duration5h 45m
Cheapest price€30.48
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Minneapolis to Milwaukee

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Larry

16 June 2023- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Cons: Wi FI. Tips: No Wi FI.

4.0

Alycea

30 June 2022- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Getting to my destination on time after missing first ride by two minutes.

4.0

YuQi

22 April 2021

Greyhound

Cons: I hope there's a stronger consent that music should be played only with headphones. Tips: Bring a jacket to cover your shoulders when you sleep, and bring something to stuff under your neck!

5.0

Carlyn

25 June 2019- Regular commuter

Greyhound

Best and most informative bus driver I've ever had. Smoothest Greyhound I ever took.

5.0

Wilma

16 June 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was explanatory, conscious of wifi b n available to riders. He seemed alert, well rested making ne comfortable to sleep during the ride. Cons: The electrical adapters were not working.

How much is a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Milwaukee?

€42.11 is the average price of a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Milwaukee. Any tickets cheaper than €42.11 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€55€37€18MayJun

Bus tickets from Minneapolis to Milwaukee are expected to cost between €41 and €55 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Milwaukee within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from €41. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just €41. However, taking the bus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee during July is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of €50. The best way to find deals on a trip in July is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

€69€55€42€28€143020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 29 days in advance to save up to €14.18.

What bus companies travel from Minneapolis to Milwaukee?

There are 6 bus lines from Minneapolis to Milwaukee available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Badger Bus47h 24m€57.16
FlixBus US37h 27m€49.27
Greyhound46h 30m€50.04
Jefferson Lines39h 19m€31.65
Megabus18h 45m€46.18
Tornado Bus12d 2h 26m€351.00
  • Badger Bus is a family-owned bus company running routes across Wisconsin and Minnesota, such as Minneapolis to Milwaukee. 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.

  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 performs about 4 bus trips from Minneapolis to Milwaukee every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Milwaukee usually start from €39.

  • Book Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Milwaukee from €30. There are 3 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Milwaukee. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines departs to Milwaukee from Minneapolis and one other station. In Milwaukee, Jefferson Lines arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 9 hours and 19 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Milwaukee in 5 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milwaukee.

  • Book Megabus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee from €46. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Milwaukee. In Minneapolis, Megabus departs to Milwaukee from University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE) . In Milwaukee, Megabus arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee takes 8 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Milwaukee in 5 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Milwaukee.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 480 kilometers from Minneapolis to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Because many passengers travel from Minneapolis to Milwaukee at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Minneapolis to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN - MSP-0

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Minneapolis, MN - MSP-1

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Minneapolis, MN - MSP-2

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Situated along the bank of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Minneapolis is one of the biggest and most exciting cities to visit in the Midwest. It is home to the Chain of Lakes, where you can swim, fish, boat and even bike or walk along the lakeside trails. It’s no wonder Minneapolis is among the top 10 cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities!

Although it's known as the City of Lakes, Minneapolis has a lot more to offer than gorgeous lakes, wetlands, and waterfalls. Shopaholics can spend days getting lost in the Mall of America, which boasts over 500 stores and an indoor theme park. If you're visiting Minneapolis on a romantic vacation, Minneapolis' bustling theater district offers excellent date nights from dozens of theater companies. Or, for a less musical and more brews-ical date option, head to one of 62 top-rated breweries in the #2 best city in America for craft beer.

Minneapolis can be visited in any season, but keep in mind that it becomes a frigid, snowy destination in the winter. January hovers around 0° Fahrenheit, but it's worth bundling up to enjoy the St. Paul Winter Carnival, or hockey and ice skating on any of the 13 lakes in the city. Have we mentioned how great the lakes are?

If you're visiting both of the Twin Cities, you can take public transport from downtown Minneapolis to Saint Paul in about 30 minutes. Public transit also connects downtown to the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Thanks to bus stations throughout Minneapolis, traveling by bus is the easiest way to arrive directly in the middle of the action and begin your adventure.

Milwaukee

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Minneapolis?

Transportation Center - 950 Hawthorne Ave - MSPGLI-0

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Main departure station: Minneapolis

Located in Central Minneapolis at 950 Hawthorne Ave, the Minneapolis Bus Station is a gateway to nearby cities throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses operate routes from this station to major cities such as Milwaukee or Chicago and beyond. From the Minneapolis Bus Station, it is a short 12-minute walk to Target Field Station where you can connect to light rail service throughout the city. Vending machines offer snacks or drinks within the station, or head one block south to Hennepin Ave for a variety of restaurant options for hungry travelers.

All bus stations in Minneapolis:

  • Minneapolis

  • University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE)

  • 8000 Ikea Way

  • Tienda La Mexicana (MN)

Where does the bus arrive in Milwaukee?

Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave  - MKEIMS-1

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Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave  - MKEIMS-0

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Main arrival station: Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

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.

Bus stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

  • Milwaukee (Downtown)

  • 2200 E Kenwood Blvd

  • Agencia De Viajes Mexico

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