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Manitowoc - Milwaukee Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Manitowoc to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Manitowoc to Milwaukee usually takes around one hour and 37 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 35 minutes.

Distance74 mi (118 km)
Shortest duration1h 35m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Manitowoc to Milwaukee

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Evelyn

May 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was a pleasant trip to the train station. Cons: N/A. Tips: Enjoy the ride.

5.0

Brenda

June 21, 2022- Visiting family

Indian Trails

Pros: Bus always on time. Cons: Nothing! Tips: Great bus company to travel with.

How much is a bus ticket from Manitowoc to Milwaukee?

Bus tickets for a trip from Manitowoc to Milwaukee cost $17.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. 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 Manitowoc to Milwaukee are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $16. On the other hand, traveling on this route during October might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for October trips cost $21, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 17 days in advance to save up to $0.22.

What bus companies travel from Manitowoc to Milwaukee?

There are 4 bus lines from Manitowoc to Milwaukee available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway11h 45m$20.64
Greyhound11h 36m$18.48
Indian Trails11h 45m$15.00
Megabus11h 35m$24.99
  • 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 Manitowoc to Milwaukee start at $19. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Manitowoc to Milwaukee every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 36 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Milwaukee usually start from $16.

  • Book Indian Trails from Manitowoc to Milwaukee from $15. Typically there is one Indian Trails schedule per day from Manitowoc to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Indian Trails ticket to Milwaukee. In Manitowoc, Indian Trails departs to Milwaukee from Shell Station - 1701 S 41st St . In Milwaukee, Indian Trails arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Indian Trails from Manitowoc to Milwaukee takes 1 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Indian Trails trip will get you to Milwaukee in 1 hours and 35 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 Megabus from Manitowoc to Milwaukee from $25. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Manitowoc to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Milwaukee. In Manitowoc, Megabus departs to Milwaukee from Shell Station - 1701 S 41st St . In Milwaukee, Megabus arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Manitowoc to Milwaukee takes 1 hours and 35 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 37 minutes to cover the 74 miles from Manitowoc to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 35 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Milwaukee. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Manitowoc to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Manitowoc to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Manitowoc to Milwaukee without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manitowoc to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at $24.00.

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 Manitowoc?

Main departure station: Shell Station - 1701 S 41st St

Most buses depart from the main station in Manitowoc.

All bus stations in Manitowoc:

  • Shell Station - 1701 S 41st St

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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