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There are 7 intercity buses per day from St Louis to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from St Louis to Milwaukee usually takes around 11 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.
|Distance||328 mi (527 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 45m|
|Most frequent service||Greyhound|
How much is a bus ticket from St Louis to Milwaukee?
Bus tickets for a trip from St Louis to Milwaukee cost $56.71 on average. Tickets cheaper than $56.71 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from St Louis to Milwaukee is expected to be between $50 and $82. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is December 9, 2023, when tickets are available for December 9, 2023. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $50.
Monthly average prices
What bus companies travel from St Louis to Milwaukee?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from St Louis to Milwaukee. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
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Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 7 bus trips from St Louis to Milwaukee every day, with the average journey taking around 11 hours and 4 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Milwaukee usually start from $38.
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The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 328 miles from St Louis to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 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 St Louis 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from St Louis to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from St Louis 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.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from St Louis to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at $43.00.
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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.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in St Louis?
Main departure station: Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
Most buses depart from the main station in St Louis.
All bus stations in St Louis:
Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
Where does the bus arrive in Milwaukee?
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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
Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave
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