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Milwaukee - Appleton Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Milwaukee to Appleton. Traveling by train from Milwaukee to Appleton usually takes around 2 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance88 mi (142 km)
Fastest train2h 24m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Milwaukee, WI to Appleton, WI

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Amelia

November 27, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Very clean, nice change of pace from Greyhound! Cons: Wifi - is it available? If not, it was not shared. Tips: Take Amtrak - cheaper tickets, cleaner bus!

Pros: Very clean, nice change of pace from Greyhound! Cons: Wifi - is it available? If not, it was not shared. Tips: Take Amtrak - cheaper tickets, cleaner bus!

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

In the last month, $26.86 was the average price of a train ticket from Milwaukee, WI to Appleton, WI. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Appleton from Milwaukee is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $27 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Milwaukee to Appleton by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to board the train to Appleton.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Milwaukee to Appleton remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Milwaukee to Appleton?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Appleton, Wisconsin. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak42h 40m$26.98
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 4 Amtrak trains from Milwaukee to Appleton every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Milwaukee to Appleton, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Milwaukee to Appleton?

The distance between Milwaukee and Appleton is approximately 88 miles, or 142 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 24 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Milwaukee to Appleton 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 Thursday 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 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Appleton?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Milwaukee to Appleton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Appleton to Milwaukee. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Milwaukee to Appleton for $25.00.

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?

Departure stations

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.

Train stations in Milwaukee:

  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

  • Airport - 5601 S 6th St

Where is the train station in Appleton?

Arrival stations

Appleton has one train station.

Need a return trip from Appleton to Milwaukee?

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