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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Champaign to Milwaukee?

Lowest Price$39.00
Fastest Train6h 14m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Champaign to Milwaukee during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

What is the price of a train ticket from Champaign to Milwaukee?

In the last month, $39.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Champaign, IL to Milwaukee, WI. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Champaign to Milwaukee?

The distance between Champaign and Milwaukee is approximately 203 miles, or 326 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 14 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Champaign to Milwaukee are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Champaign at 10:00am and arrives in Milwaukee around 6 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Champaign to Milwaukee?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Milwaukee to Champaign. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Champaign to Milwaukee for $11.00.

Which train should you take from Champaign to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Champaign, Illinois to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 21m$40.31

Amtrak train tickets from Champaign to Milwaukee start from $39, and on average cost $40. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Milwaukee. Amtrak in Champaign leaves from Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave, And in Milwaukee trains arrive at Airport - 5601 S 6th St and one other train station. From Champaign to Milwaukee train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Milwaukee faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 14 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $40 for a one-way train ticket to Milwaukee.

Where is the train station in Champaign?

There is one train station in Champaign:

  • Illinois Term - 45 E University Ave

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee receives travelers from Champaign at its two active train stations:

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St
  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

Price trends for trains from Champaign to Milwaukee

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15FebMar

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

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