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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Lowest Price$72.00
Fastest Train10h 59m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Kansas City to Milwaukee 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 train 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, train 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Kansas City 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.

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

In the last month, $77.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Kansas City, MO to Milwaukee, WI. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

The distance between Kansas City and Milwaukee is approximately 441 miles, or 710 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 59 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 Kansas City to Milwaukee are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Kansas City at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Trains leave the station in Kansas City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Kansas City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Kansas City to Milwaukee for $60.00.

Which train should you take from Kansas City to Milwaukee?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Kansas City, Missouri to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 37m$82.44

Where is the train station in Kansas City?

There is one train station in Kansas City:

  • Union Station - 30 W Pershing Rd

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee receives travelers from Kansas City at its two active train stations:

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

Price trends for trains from Kansas City to Milwaukee

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30SepSep

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kansas City, MO to Milwaukee, WI

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Susan

December 27, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: There was plenty of room to stretch out and nap, the train was on time. Cons: There wasn't anyone around to ask questions about what to do or where to go. Traveling with an elderly and disabled person was very, very hard. There weren't any red-hat drivers around... Pros: There was plenty of room to stretch out and nap, the train was on time. Cons: There wasn't anyone around to ask questions about what to do or where to go. Traveling with an elderly and disabled person was very, very hard. There weren't any red-hat drivers around and we had to walk the entire length of the train before I found someone to help us.More

4.0

John

September 26, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Didn't have to drive. Cons: The steps were very hard to navigate. Tips: No. Pros: Didn't have to drive. Cons: The steps were very hard to navigate. Tips: No.

5.0

Hameedkunju

August 18, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Cost. Relaxation. Cons: Of course time and more service options. Tips: It’s good. Enjoy it. Pros: Cost. Relaxation. Cons: Of course time and more service options. Tips: It’s good. Enjoy it.

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