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Milwaukee to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 30m
Trips per day22
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Milwaukee to Chicago
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.7
Condition
4.7
Jesus
5.0
September 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The seats on this bus were clean and comfortable, the bus arrived on time despite traffic
Cons
NA
Tips
Would recommend this line for a quick trip between Wisconsin-Chicago
Joseph
5.0
August 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
I'm a first time traveler... and they made if for me...like a been traveling for years....loved it...
Cons
I wish food court stayed open longer...
Avery
5.0
June 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus driver was awesome
Cons
A little trash here and there on the bus but really pretty clean overall

Is it possible to do a day-trip from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Yes, Milwaukee to Chicago makes for an easy day-trip. The bus ride takes roughly 2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic.

Your best bet would be to leave in the morning around 10 am or earlier. If you were to depart at 8 a.m., you would be able to spend 10 to 11 hours in Chicago before needing to board a return bus, if you wanted to be back in Milwaukee by 11 p.m.

How much does a bus ticket from Milwaukee to Chicago cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Milwaukee to Chicago were $9.40.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Milwaukee to Chicago is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $8.89 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The distance between Milwaukee and Chicago is approximately 81.48 miles, or 131.10 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Milwaukee to Chicago by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Milwaukee to Chicago?

On average there are 22 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Milwaukee to Chicago, with an average of 19 trips per day and 379 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Milwaukee to Chicago. Of the 22 trips there are 13 trips that are direct connections to Chicago.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Milwaukee to Chicago start at $25.00.

3 carriers offer Milwaukee to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Milwaukee to Chicago from $9.00. There are 19 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Milwaukee to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $12.00 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Milwaukee, Greyhound departs to Chicago from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Greyhound from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 2 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 19 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $12.24 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 31m
Avg. Price
$12.00

Megabus

Book Megabus from Milwaukee to Chicago from $1.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from Milwaukee to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $16.56 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Milwaukee, Megabus departs to Chicago from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St,

An average trip on Megabus from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $17.01 for a weekend trip to Chicago.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 8m
Avg. Price
$16.56

Tornado Bus

Book Tornado Bus from Milwaukee to Chicago from $60.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Milwaukee to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $60.00 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Chicago. In Milwaukee, Tornado Bus departs to Chicago from Agencia De Viajes Mexico, In Chicago, Tornado Bus arrives at Tornado Bus Station,

An average trip on Tornado Bus from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 3 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Chicago in 1 hours and 30 minutes,

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 38m
Avg. Price
$60.00

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Chicago will depart from these stations in Milwaukee:
  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
  • Agencia De Viajes Mexico
Buses arrive in Chicago at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Chicago for trips arriving from Milwaukee:
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave
  • Tornado Bus Station

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