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Milwaukee Intermodal Station

Milwaukee's Hub for Amtrak, Greyhound and other Bus Services


Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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The Intermodal Station is an important transportation hub located in downtown Milwaukee. The station serves passengers using Amtrak train service, as well as Greyhound, Lamers, Jefferson Lines, Indian Trails, and Coach USA bus services. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, more than 1.3 million passengers use the facility per year.

Where: The Intermodal Station is located at 433 W. St. Paul Ave.
Parking: A 300-space parking lot is located just west of the station at 460 W. St. Paul. Parking fees are $6 per day.

Amtrak routes serving the Milwaukee area are the Hiawatha Service and the Empire Builder.

  • Hiawatha
    The Hiawatha line runs between Milwaukee and Chicago's Union Station, with seven daily trips each way on weekdays, six daily trips on weekends. The Hiawatha train stops at General Mitchell International Airport, Sturtevant, WI, and Glenview, IL, before it reaches Union Station. The ride is usually about one hour and 30 minutes, and tickets are $22 each way.
  • Empire Builder
    The Empire builder runs daily from Chicago, through Milwaukee, to Minneapolis, Spokane, and ultimately Portland or Seattle. The trip is at least 44 hours. Tickets start at $263 each way and become more expensive as you upgrade to better seats or sleeper cars.

For Amtrak information, visit www.amtrak.com, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit the Amtrak ticket counter at the Intermodal station (staffed from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased on-site at the ticket counter, or at a self-serve ticketing kiosk.

Greyhound buses serve Green Bay, Appleton, Madison, Chicago, and all points north, south, east or west from any of these connecting points. Greyhound does not directly serve Mitchell International or O'Hare airports.

For Greyhound information, visit www.greyhound.com, call (800) 231-2222, or visit the Greyhound ticket counter at the Intermodal Station (staffed from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 3 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.).

Coach USA
Coach USA buses travel from the Intermodal station direct to Chicago's Union Station, O'Hare airport, Minneapolis and several cities in Wisconsin. If traveling to O'Hare from the Intermodal station, your best bet is probably to climb aboard a Coach USA bus. The ride is about 2 hours, with stops at the domestic and international terminals. Cost for a round-trip ticket is $47.

For Coach USA information visit www.coachusa.com, call 877-324-7767 or visit the Greyhound ticket counter at the Intermodal Station (staffed from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 3 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.).

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