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Appleton - Milwaukee Bus Schedule

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Other ways to get from Appleton to Milwaukee

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Appleton to Milwaukee.

Bus
Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$28.00
Avg. Price
$34.73
Daily Trips
Daily Trips
1
Daily Trips
8
Duration
Duration
2h 45m
Duration
3h 21m
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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Appleton to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Appleton to Milwaukee usually takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance88 mi (142 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$28.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Appleton to Milwaukee

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Donald W

March 26, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Nice scenery on the way to Milwaukee. Easy to buy tickets online. Cons: I wish I knew Seniors could get a discount on tickets. I didn't find out til after I bought mine. Tips: The bus station in Appleton is closed on Sundays. Can't go in to get warm or buy snacks and water or use the restroom. I had to stand outside waiting for the Amtrak bus. I walked back and forth to stay warm. This was the day after Appleton got hit by a big snowstorm.

5.0

John F

September 5, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Outstanding driver… Tips: Relax and enjoy the ride.

Price trends for buses from Appleton to Milwaukee

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulJul

Monthly avg. prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

What bus companies travel from Appleton to Milwaukee?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Appleton to Milwaukee. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway12h 45m$28.00
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Appleton to Milwaukee start at $28. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 88 miles from Appleton to Milwaukee. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 Appleton 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Appleton to Milwaukee. It leaves the station in Appleton at 10:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Appleton to Milwaukee. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Appleton to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at $28.00.

City Information

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 Appleton?

Main departure station: Appleton Transit Ctr

Most buses depart from the main station in Appleton.

All bus stations in Appleton:

  • Appleton Transit Ctr

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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