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Milwaukee - New Buffalo Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 5 daily train trips available from Milwaukee to New Buffalo. Traveling by train from Milwaukee to New Buffalo usually takes 5 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Fastest train3h 52m
Lowest price$32.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Milwaukee to New Buffalo?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Milwaukee and New Buffalo cost $36.80, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to New Buffalo. Booking your trip at least 28 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $18.42 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Milwaukee to New Buffalo is expected to fluctuate between $36 and $70 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to New Buffalo in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Milwaukee is $42.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Milwaukee to New Buffalo usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $41 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The price of train trips from Milwaukee to New Buffalo doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year, so you don’t need to book your tickets super far in advance. However, to avoid last-minute price surges or sold-out tickets, we recommend purchasing your train tickets at least 48 hours before departure.

Which train should you take from Milwaukee to New Buffalo?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee to New Buffalo. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak55h 44m$49.79
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Milwaukee to New Buffalo every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $32.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Milwaukee and New Buffalo is approximately 104 miles, or 168 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 52 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 Milwaukee to New Buffalo tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. 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 Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Milwaukee at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 5 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 New Buffalo to Milwaukee.

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 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 departure 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

Where is the train station in New Buffalo?

Main arrival station: 226 N Whittaker St

New Buffalo has one train station.

All train stations in New Buffalo:

  • 226 N Whittaker St

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