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Journey Information

Minneapolis to Milwaukee bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.00
Shortest Duration6h 40m
Trips per day7
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Minneapolis to Milwaukee right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Minneapolis to Milwaukee?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.67 was the low point for bus fares from Minneapolis to Milwaukee. Buses from Milwaukee to Minneapolis are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.67 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $10.69 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 298 miles (480 kilometers) from Minneapolis, MN to Milwaukee, WI. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Minneapolis?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Minneapolis to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Minneapolis to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Minneapolis to Milwaukee?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Of these two services, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound27h 1m$32.26
Jefferson Lines58h 43m$32.36

Where does the bus leave from in Minneapolis?

Most buses depart from the main station in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave
  • U Minn - 2428 Delaware St

Where does the bus arrive in Milwaukee?

All buses from Minneapolis arrive at one main station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

Price trends for buses from Minneapolis to Milwaukee

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Minneapolis, MN to Milwaukee, WI
4.5
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Carlyn
5.0
June 25, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Best and most informative bus driver I've ever had. Smoothest Greyhound I ever took.
Wilma
5.0
June 16, 2019Visiting family
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.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Jefferson Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Delaney
5.0
June 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The bus wasn’t full, so I had two seats to myself, which was nice since my trip was 8.5 hours long.
Cons
We weren’t told when we would be stopping for a quick food and bathroom break. It would have been nice if we were told in advance.
Tips
There is an app that tells you if the bus is running late. Mine was, but it was easy to check how late it was running, which was nice.
Nkiruka Immaculata
3.0
June 10, 2019Business
Pros
Cool ride
Cons
Seat
Tips
No

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