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New Buffalo - Milwaukee Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between New Buffalo and Milwaukee. The average train journey from New Buffalo to Milwaukee takes 6 hours and 29 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Fastest train3h 54m
Lowest price$43.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Buffalo to Milwaukee

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Dana

September 14, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Convenience the price and timely travel. Cons: Cleaning. Tips: Bring a friend and suggest to others.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between New Buffalo and Milwaukee cost $48.50, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Milwaukee. Booking your trip at least 7 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $13.57 more.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during January. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from New Buffalo to Milwaukee, with the average price at just $34. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in October, when the average price goes up to $51. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from New Buffalo to Milwaukee on Wanderu at least 7 days ahead of time, you can save about $13.57 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from New Buffalo to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New Buffalo to Milwaukee. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak36h 30m$59.41
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from New Buffalo to Milwaukee every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New Buffalo to Milwaukee. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between New Buffalo and Milwaukee is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 54 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.

Trains departing from New Buffalo to Milwaukee tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New Buffalo at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Milwaukee to New Buffalo.

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 is the train station in New Buffalo?

Main departure station: 226 N Whittaker St

There is one train station in New Buffalo.

All train stations in New Buffalo:

  • 226 N Whittaker St

Where is the train station 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 train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

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