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Milwaukee-Chicago Bus Schedule
Milwaukee to Chicago bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||1h 30m|
|Trips per day||9|
Milwaukee to Chicago Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Milwaukee to Chicago 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 Milwaukee to Chicago?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $15.64 was the low point for bus fares from Milwaukee to Chicago. Buses from Chicago to Milwaukee are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $15.64 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 8 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.38 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 81 miles (131 kilometers) from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Chicago, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milwaukee?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Milwaukee to Chicago, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Milwaukee to Chicago every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Milwaukee to Chicago; ticket prices start at $25.00.
What bus companies travel from Milwaukee to Chicago?
Where does the bus leave from in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin has two bus stations with service to Chicago, Illinois:
- Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
- Agencia De Viajes Mexico
Where does the bus arrive in Chicago?
Buses arrive in Chicago at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago, Illinois:
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- Tornado Bus Station
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