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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from St Louis to Milwaukee. Traveling by train from St Louis to Milwaukee usually takes around 9 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 7 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance328 mi (527 km)
Fastest train7h 38m
Lowest price€38.27
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from St Louis to Milwaukee

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Martha L

24 March 2022- Business

Amtrak

Pros: I like I better than traveling via Greyhound. Cons: The seats are comfortable but for longer trips they are not. Wish they could recline more. Tips: Is worth trying it.

Pros: I like I better than traveling via Greyhound. Cons: The seats are comfortable but for longer trips they are not. Wish they could recline more. Tips: Is worth trying it.

4.0

Sandra

1 January 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: With weather changes, it was nice to ride the train instead of drive. I could relax and enjoy the tide without anxiety. Cons: I was concerned about lack of safety checks. How do you protect the safety of staff and customers with no baggage checks or not have some...

Pros: With weather changes, it was nice to ride the train instead of drive. I could relax and enjoy the tide without anxiety. Cons: I was concerned about lack of safety checks. How do you protect the safety of staff and customers with no baggage checks or not have some kind of metal detectors. It was a bit concerning at first but I had to accept the risk regardless. Tips: Remember a phone charger as all seats had a place to plug in and charge.

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5.0

Tanya

24 August 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak

Great trip with space and safety precautions

Great trip with space and safety precautions

4.0

Jodi

29 June 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Comfy and A/C; limited capacity ticket sales for COVID. Cons: Other COVID related measures such as mask requirements not required at seats and not always enforced as people walked through the train cars. Tips: Bring a mask and hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes and ...

Pros: Comfy and A/C; limited capacity ticket sales for COVID. Cons: Other COVID related measures such as mask requirements not required at seats and not always enforced as people walked through the train cars. Tips: Bring a mask and hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes and you should be fine.

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What is the price of a train ticket from St Louis to Milwaukee?

In the last month, €46.78 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis to Milwaukee. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €8.79 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from St Louis 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 €50 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from St Louis to Milwaukee in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €69 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Milwaukee from St Louis will be about €8.79 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects St Louis to Milwaukee. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak69h 42m€51.76
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from St Louis to Milwaukee every day, as well as 12 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €38.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis 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 St Louis to Milwaukee?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from St Louis 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 St Louis to Milwaukee?

The distance between St Louis and Milwaukee is approximately 328 miles, or 527 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 38 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from St Louis to Milwaukee on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs St Louis at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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 St Louis to Milwaukee?

There are 6 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 Milwaukee to St Louis.

City Information

St Louis

St. Louis, MO - STL-0

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St. Louis, MO - STL-1

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St. Louis is one of several major cities in the state of Missouri and it is uniquely located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The city is usually recognized by its most distinctive feature, the Gateway Arch, thanks to which it is the only city in the United States that has a national park in the heart of its downtown district. The Arch is a must-see attraction and you can even take a tram to the top for some incredible views of the St. Louis skyline.

Some of the other truly unique attractions you can visit while you’re in town include the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis where you can check out an incredible collection of dolls, dollhouses and vignettes, and the City Museum where you can ride down a 10-story spiral slide (yup, you read that right.) For a great outdoor experience, stop by the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take a stroll through Citygarden where you will find various quirky statues and installations worthy of being featured in your Instagram feed.

Ale enthusiasts would be excited to know that St. Louis is one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S. as well as one of the cheapest drinking cities. That means your party budget could take you a long way. Unsurprisingly, the city is also among the best spring break destinations on a budget.

The main bus and train station in St. Louis, Gateway Station, is located right in the center of downtown, not far from the Gateway Arch, which makes coming in and out of the city a breeze.

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 St Louis?

Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St - STLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Gateway Station opened in 2008 to consolidate St Louis’ transportation services into one central hub. The station’s award-winning design includes a pedestrian walkway with expansive colored glass windows overlooking the train tracks. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown St Louis, the station is surrounded by bars, restaurants, and hotels and is just a few blocks from Busch Stadium and the iconic Gateway Arch. Amenities inside the station include free Wifi, a food court, and a lounge for Amtrak’s First Class passengers. Gateway Station is a major stop for intercity bus service, several Amtrak train lines, and the city’s MetroLink which can connect you with the St Louis Lambert International Airport in just 30 minutes.

All train stations in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

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