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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Saint Paul to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Saint Paul to Milwaukee usually takes around 6 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance290 mi (466 km)
Shortest duration5h 20m
Cheapest price€30.48
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Saint Paul to Milwaukee

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Julia

26 November 2023- Visiting family

Jefferson Lines

Having the WiFi work

5.0

Gloria

9 January 2023- Business

Jefferson Lines

Excellent

5.0

Oceanna

18 August 2022- Visiting friends

Jefferson Lines

Pros: The bus driver was AMAZING very nice helpful and did his job well. Cons: Assholes smoking cigarettes ON THE BUS. Tips: If you’re new sit in the front seats.

4.0

Jessica

8 October 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Bus did not have power in charging stations

3.0

Megan

28 June 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Not having to drive, getting to be a passenger. Cons: The bathroom was filthy on both my ride to and from Milwaukee. Our ride back was delayed and an update on this would have been appreciated. Then in addition to our 30 minute delay the driver gave us another 20 minute stop, further delaying out return home. Tips: na.

How much is a bus ticket from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

€41.37 is the average price of a bus ticket from Saint Paul to Milwaukee. Any tickets cheaper than €41.37 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

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Saint Paul to Milwaukee is expected to be between €41 and €47. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is 30 May 2024, when tickets are available for 30 May 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just €41.

Monthly average prices

€69€55€42€28€14JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Saint Paul to Milwaukee in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €52 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€69€55€42€28€143020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 28 days in advance to save €9.02 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Saint Paul to Milwaukee?

There are 5 bus lines from Saint Paul to Milwaukee available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US37h 10m€45.09
Greyhound36h 9m€46.24
Jefferson Lines17h 15m€31.87
Megabus18h 25m€46.18
Tornado Bus12d 2h 56m€351.00
  • 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 Saint Paul 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 3 bus trips from Saint Paul to Milwaukee every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 9 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Milwaukee usually start from €35.

  • Book Jefferson Lines from Saint Paul to Milwaukee from €30. Typically there is one Jefferson Lines schedule per day from Saint Paul to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Milwaukee. In Saint Paul, Jefferson Lines departs to Milwaukee from Union Depot . In Milwaukee, Jefferson Lines arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Saint Paul to Milwaukee takes 7 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Milwaukee in 5 hours and 20 minutes .

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

  • Book Megabus from Saint Paul to Milwaukee from €46. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Saint Paul to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Milwaukee. In Saint Paul, Megabus departs to Milwaukee from Union Depot . In Milwaukee, Megabus arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Saint Paul to Milwaukee takes 8 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Milwaukee in 5 hours and 20 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 6 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 466 kilometers from Saint Paul to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 20 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Milwaukee. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all buses from Saint Paul to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Saint Paul to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Saint Paul to Milwaukee without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Saint Paul to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at €24.02.

City Information

Saint Paul

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St. Paul, MN - STP-1

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Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota, and is one of the Twin Cities, along with its neighbor across the Mississippi River, Minneapolis. As the seat of Minnesota's government, Saint Paul offers historic and cultural attractions which represent both the state and the American Midwest as a whole.

For a comprehensive introduction to the region's history, start your trip at the Minnesota History Center, just down the street from the grounds of the State Capitol building. There are museums in Saint Paul for all types of interests, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Schubert Club Musical Instrument Museum. For an extra dash of Saint Paul history, take a stroll down Summit Avenue, a stylish street of drool-worthy Victorian houses and mansions, including the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

If you're brave enough to visit Saint Paul during the freezing winters, you'll be rewarded with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, a yearly event where you can explore ice palaces, watch live ice sculpting, and compete in city-wide scavenger hunts. Saint Paul is also one of the country's best cities for craft beer, so save time to taste some local ales or even brew your own beer at Vine Park Brewing Co.

Saint Paul is a hub for travel in the Midwest thanks in part to Amtrak's Empire Builder train service which stops at Saint Paul Union Depot. Bus service from stations throughout town and nearby Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport make it easy to travel to and from this saintly city.

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 Saint Paul?

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Main departure station: Union Depot

Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood, Union Depot has a remarkable history dating back to 1881. It remains the major transport hub of Saint Paul, as well as the designated station for Amtrak service in the Twin Cities. Besides the long-haul Empire Builder train, the station serves Jefferson Lines and Greyhound intercity buses and connects to local public transit. Within the Union Depot complex, you’ll find a coffee shop, restaurant, bike shop, rental car agency, and can even join a public tour to admire the architecture and learn about the station’s storied past.

All bus stations in Saint Paul:

  • Union Depot

  • 629 Rice Street

  • 178 Cesar Chavez St

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

  • Milwaukee (Downtown)

  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

  • Agencia De Viajes Mexico

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