Transfer to/from - Milwaukee airport (MKE)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Milwaukee airport (MKE)


COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
Milwaukee airport (MKE)


Uber and Lyft are located outside door 2 of the baggage reclaim area.


Buses leave from outside the luggage recollection hall. The GreenLine service from Milwaukee County Transit System (Tel +1 414 344 6711) operates between the airport and Bayshore Town Center, going through downtown Milwaukee and Walker's Point. Journey time is approximately 1 hour. Line 80 runs to the city centre, MATC Downtown Campus, the shopping area, MATC South Campus, Drexel Town Square and Oak Creek. The trip downtown takes around 25 minutes. The fare for both services is USD2.25.

GO Riteway (Tel +1 800 236 5450) operates 24-hour shared, door-to-door services to the major hotels and other destinations inside southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

On the other hand, there are private operators that provide transportation to several locations: Amtrak Thruway (Tel +1 800 872 7245) serves Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac; Badger Coaches (Tel +1 414 276 7490) serves Waukesha, Johnson Creek, Madison, La Crosse and Minneapolis; Coach USA (Tel +1 262 542 8861) offers services to Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha; FlixBus travels to cities across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio; Lamers (Tel +1 800 261 6600) travels to Wausau, Stevens Point, Waupaca, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee.


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A courtesy shuttle transfers passengers from gate 5 to the airport train station. There you can board trains from Amtrak Hiawatha (Tel +1 800 872 7245) that go to downtown Milwaukee's Intermodal Station (15-minute trip; USD8.00) and Union Station, in Chicago, stopping at Sturtevant and Glenview. They operate from Monday to Saturday between 5:45 am and 10:00 pm and Sundays from 7:15 am to 10:00 pm.


Metered cabs available outside gate 3 of the baggage reclaim area. The trip to the city centre takes around 20 minutes.

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Latest updates: August 16, 2022

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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