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Wausau - Milwaukee Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Wausau to Milwaukee. Traveling by bus from Wausau to Milwaukee usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance158 mi (254 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$36.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Wausau to Milwaukee?

Bus tickets for a trip from Wausau to Milwaukee cost $36.99 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Wausau to Milwaukee is usually cheapest in March, when the average ticket price is only $39. If you're planning to take the bus from Wausau to Milwaukee during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $44. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 18 days in advance to save $2.57 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Wausau to Milwaukee?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Wausau to Milwaukee that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway15h 5m$45.54
Megabus14h 15m$36.99
  • 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 Wausau to Milwaukee start at $42. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Megabus from Wausau to Milwaukee from $37. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Wausau to Milwaukee and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Milwaukee. In Wausau, Megabus departs to Milwaukee from Transit Ctr - 555 Jefferson St . In Milwaukee, Megabus arrives at Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave .

    An average trip on Megabus from Wausau to Milwaukee takes 4 hours and 15 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 4 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 158 miles from Wausau to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

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, 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 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Wausau to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Wausau to Milwaukee. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Wausau to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at $36.00.

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 Wausau?

Main departure station: Transit Ctr - 555 Jefferson St

Most buses depart from the main station in Wausau.

All bus stations in Wausau:

  • Transit Ctr - 555 Jefferson 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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