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.


View the Amtrak timetable for the Hiawatha train to plan your trip. You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets. Things to know:

  • 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.



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