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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Duluth to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Duluth to Milwaukee usually takes around 11 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance330 mi (532 km)
Shortest duration9h 45m
Cheapest price$81.00
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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How much is a bus ticket from Duluth to Milwaukee?

Bus tickets for a trip from Duluth to Milwaukee cost $81.00 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Duluth to Milwaukee are at their cheapest average price in June. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $88. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $115, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Duluth to Milwaukee?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Duluth to Milwaukee that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Indian Trails113h 10m$81.00
Jefferson Lines29h 54m$180.00
  • Book Indian Trails from Duluth to Milwaukee from $81. Typically there is one Indian Trails schedule per day from Duluth to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Milwaukee. In Duluth, Indian Trails departs to Milwaukee from Transportation Center . In Milwaukee, Indian Trails arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Duluth to Milwaukee takes 13 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Milwaukee in 9 hours and 45 minutes .

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

  • Book Jefferson Lines from Duluth to Milwaukee from $180. There are 2 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Duluth to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Milwaukee. In Duluth, Jefferson Lines departs to Milwaukee from Transportation Center and one other station. In Milwaukee, Jefferson Lines arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Duluth to Milwaukee takes 9 hours and 54 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Milwaukee in 9 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Milwaukee.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 330 miles from Duluth to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Duluth to Milwaukee for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Duluth to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Duluth to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Duluth

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Duluth, MN - DLH-1

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Duluth, MN - DLH-2

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Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest region. When you arrive, dive into the Great Lakes Aquarium, the only all freshwater aquarium in the United States. The aquarium currently houses 205 different species of animals, from otters to piranhas. Next, stroll around Canal Park and see if you can spot the adjacent Aerial Lift Bridge rise to allow ships to pass below. The long thin peninsula beyond the bridge is home to the idyllic Minnesota Point, a popular tourist-oriented neighborhood.

Fitting for a tourist city, Duluth also boasts a vibrant food scene that offers a wide range of selections. On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than munching down ice cream from Camp Creemee while enjoying the view of Lake Superior. And if you are in the mood for some barbecues, OMC Smokehouse offers terrific ribs!

Duluth's Transportation Center is a hub for intercity bus travel on Jefferson Lines and Indian Trails. If you're flying in or out of the city, Duluth International Airport is located just 5.9 miles from the city center.

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 Duluth?

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Main departure station: Transportation Center

Duluth has two bus stations with service to Milwaukee.

All bus stations in Duluth:

  • Transportation Center

  • 1120 Kirby Dr

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.

All bus stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

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