Transfer to/from - Milwaukee airport (MKE)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in 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

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will 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 greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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