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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train1h 19m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1

Milwaukee to Chicago Route Map

Milwaukee Chicago

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to fly, drive or take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Your best bet is to take the train from Milwaukee to Chicago, as it’s likely to be the fastest option at a reasonable price. You can purchase a train ticket for around $25, and the ride takes about 1.5 hours.

Compare that to flying, which can cost upwards of $200. Bus tickets average $9, but the ride takes about two hours without factoring in traffic (which you should definitely consider if you’re headed to Chicago during rush hour). Driving yourself is also likely to be a more expensive option, as you have to consider the price of gas, parking and tolls.

Is it safe to travel by train from Milwaukee to Chicago 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.

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

In the last month, $25.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The distance between Milwaukee and Chicago is approximately 81 miles, or 131 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Milwaukee to Chicago are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Milwaukee at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Milwaukee to Chicago?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Milwaukee to Chicago.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Chicago to Milwaukee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Milwaukee to Chicago for $15.00.

Which train should you take from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Amtrak Hiawatha is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Hiawatha71h 27m$25.00

Where is the train station in Milwaukee?

There are two stations in Milwaukee where you can board the train to Chicago:

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

Where is the train station in Chicago?

Chicago has one train station:

  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St

Price trends for trains from Milwaukee to Chicago

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL
5.0
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Hiawatha report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.9
Value
4.2
Condition
4.9
Jacques
5.0
February 29, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Easy travel to the right place to meet friends.Easy travel to the right place to meet friends.
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
MKA has no person in the station, so you are on your own to answer any questions OR get help from fellow passengers. Also it seems an Amtrak ticket for the day is actually good for any time. MKA has no person in the station, so you are on your own to answer any questions OR get help from fellow passengers. Also it seems an Amtrak ticket for the day is actually good for any time.
Ira
5.0
February 15, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The comfort and quiet and wifi made it possible for me to work.The comfort and quiet and wifi made it possible for me to work.
Cons
Wifi connectionWifi connection
Tips
Get there more than 5 minutes before departure!Get there more than 5 minutes before departure!
Samantha
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Allowed me to go to my sister's bachelorette party in Chicago without having to worry about parking or driving. Cost less than parking would have and much lower stress!Allowed me to go to my sister's bachelorette party in Chicago without having to worry about parking or driving. Cost less than parking would have and much lower stress!
Teshawnda
5.0
December 2, 2019Business
Pros
Everything i love how it was movingEverything i love how it was moving
Cons
Heat that would be greatHeat that would be great
Tips
N/AN/A
Kathryn
5.0
September 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Super spacious and quietSuper spacious and quiet

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