Trains from Kansas City to Milwaukee

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Kansas City to Milwaukee. Traveling by train from Kansas City to Milwaukee usually takes around 13 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance441 mi (710 km)
Fastest train10h 59m
Lowest price€73.80
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kansas City to Milwaukee

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Susan

27 December 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: There was plenty of room to stretch out and nap, the train was on time. Cons: There wasn't anyone around to ask questions about what to do or where to go. Traveling with an elderly and disabled person was very, very hard. There weren't any red-hat drivers around...

Pros: There was plenty of room to stretch out and nap, the train was on time. Cons: There wasn't anyone around to ask questions about what to do or where to go. Traveling with an elderly and disabled person was very, very hard. There weren't any red-hat drivers around and we had to walk the entire length of the train before I found someone to help us.

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4.0

John

26 September 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Didn't have to drive. Cons: The steps were very hard to navigate. Tips: No.

Pros: Didn't have to drive. Cons: The steps were very hard to navigate. Tips: No.

5.0

Hameedkunju

18 August 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Cost. Relaxation. Cons: Of course time and more service options. Tips: It’s good. Enjoy it.

Pros: Cost. Relaxation. Cons: Of course time and more service options. Tips: It’s good. Enjoy it.

What is the price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

In the last month, €82.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City to Milwaukee. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €57.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€162€108€54AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Kansas City to Milwaukee will vary between €79 and €157. Planning a train trip to Milwaukee within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Kansas City over the next 7 days is €97. 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

€148€118€89€59€30SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Kansas City to Milwaukee by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €83 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Kansas City to Milwaukee in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €147 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

€148€118€89€59€303020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Milwaukee from Kansas City will be about €57.56 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City to Milwaukee. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 37m€98.97
  • 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 Kansas City to Milwaukee every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €74.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Milwaukee 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Kansas City to Milwaukee. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

The distance between Kansas City and Milwaukee is approximately 441 miles, or 710 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 59 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 departing from Kansas City to Milwaukee tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Kansas City at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 07:00. 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 Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Trains leave the station in Kansas City 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 Milwaukee to Kansas City.

City Information

Kansas City

Straddling two states, Kansas City is a vibrant modern city with plenty of activities for visitors. Those wishing to learn more about the city’s culture and history should not miss out on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts, which offers artworks for both children and adults alike. If you seek something a bit quirkier and more interesting, the Arabia Steamboat Museum will certainly satisfy your curiosity. While you are in town, don’t forget to pay the Boulevard Brewing Company a visit. It is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest and the source of pride from many local residents.

Kansas City’s signature barbecue is another source of pride, and you should take every occasion to try it out. Some noticeable venues with well-received barbecue dishes include Danny Edwards Boulevard BBQ and Arthur Bryant's Barbeque. If that’s not really your thing, The Farmhouse and Providence New American Kitchen are also worth checking out.

Kansas City’s principal bus station is located on Troost Ave, and it offers bus trips to Chicago, Wichita and Denver, among many other places. Kansas City Union Station provides Amtrak intercity train services, and the trains Missouri River Runner and Southwest Chief pass through the station on their way. Kansas City International Airport is located 15 miles northwest of Downtown.

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 is the train station in Kansas City?

Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-0Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd  - KCYAMT-1

Main departure station: Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Union Station in Kansas City is a grand, historic station dating back to 1914 with an imposing columned facade and intricately carved coffered ceilings. The station is truly a destination in itself, where you can explore a series of museums, a planetarium, a 3D theater, and upscale dining options. Train service still runs through Union Station, though, and you can catch the Missouri River Runner to St. Louis or the Southwest Chief to Chicago or Los Angeles. Paid parking, restrooms, and a mothers’ nursing room can be found at the station. Just steps outside are some of the highlights of Kansas City, from Legoland Discovery Center to Penn Valley Park’s various memorials and museums.

All train stations in Kansas City:

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Where is the train station 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.

Train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

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