The Hiawatha Amtrak route travels between Chicago and Milwaukee multiple times a day. Commute time is approximately 90 minutes between the two cities with limited stops in between — great for business travel or sightseeing.


You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.


  • Trains operate seven days a week (more trains on weekdays)
  • The first trains depart Chicago and Milwaukee just after 6 a.m. Monday-Friday
  • The last daily train to depart Chicago is 8 p.m., but there is a late train on Friday nights after 11 p.m.
  • Last southbound train from Milwaukee departs around 7:30 p.m.


Attractions Along the Route

  • Downtown Milwaukee
  • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • Wisconsin Convention Center
  • The Shops of Grand Avenue
  • Milwaukee Airport
  • Chicago Loop
  • Chicago River
  • Willis Tower

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