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Travel guide Milwaukee–Chicago


Taking the train from Milwaukee to Chicago is a great way to travel between the two cities, with low fares and a number of services running throughout the day. Whether you're heading to the Windy City for business or pleasure, traveling by train is a fast and budget friendly option.

What train companies operate the route from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Train company Amtrak operates the service from Milwaukee to Chicago.

What is the timetable for trains from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The Amtrak Hiawatha service runs 7 daily trips to Chicago from Milwaukee (6 on Sundays). Services begin at 6:15am, with a total of 7 services running throughout the day until 7:35pm Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, a special late night service connects the two cities, departing from Milwaukee at 10:40pm.

What are the departure and arrival stations for the route from Milwaukee to Chicago?

Trains depart from Milwaukee WI (MKE) and arrive into Chicago, IL – Union Station (CHI).

How long is the distance by train from Milwaukee to Chicago?

The distance by train from Milwaukee to Chicago is just 90 miles.

How long does it take to travel from Milwaukee to Chicago by train?

The train ride from Milwaukee to Chicago by train is 1 hour 29 minutes long. Traveling by bus takes around 2 hours and traveling by plane takes around 50 minutes.

What are the stops on the route from Milwaukee to Chicago by train?

Trains traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago stop at the following stations: Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport (MKA), Sturtevant, WI (SVT) and Glenview, IL (GLN) before arriving into Chicago, IL - Union Station (CHI).

Why should you travel from Milwaukee to Chicago by train?

With 7 daily round trips between Milwaukee and Chicago taking just 1 hour 29 minutes each way, taking the train from city to city is a fast and convenient way to travel. Save time spent sitting in traffic by choosing rail travel instead of car and watch the world pass by from your train window. Late night train services on Saturdays mean you can easily catch a show on Saturday night before heading back home. Small pets are also welcome on board (check the Amtrak website for more information) as well as bikes, while student discounts are available and kids ride free on weekends in Summer.

What is there to see and do in Chicago?

Visit Millennium Park: This public park in Chicago is a must see for its unique collection of architecture and multitude of free cultural programs which take place throughout the year.

Catch a show: Head to Broadway in Chicago to take in a show for the perfect evening activity, or book to see one of the many musicians who visit the city. Chicago is also known for its jazz scene, with the Chicago Jazz Festival taking place in September each year.

Discover a museum: Chicago is famous for its museums: the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shedd Aquarium...the list goes on. To get your dose of culture, why not head to a museum on your next trip to Chicago!