Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail located in the Menomonee Valley

Getting Around

  • Milwaukee residents have access to all major modes of transportation, including:

    • an international airport
    • a first-rate highway system
    • major bus and commuter rail terminals
    • an assortment of modern bike trails.

    These options have created the second shortest average commuter time of 22 minutes among all major metro areas according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is just 80 miles from Wisconsin’s state capital of Madison, 93 miles from Chicago, and 326 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

    The primary airport serving the Milwaukee Region is General Mitchell International Airport, which is located less than 15 minutes south of Milwaukee’s downtown. Mitchell’s eight commercial airlines serve eight million passengers a year, offering 135 daily departures and nonstop or direct service to more than 35 locations nationwide.

    Milwaukee is one of the largest all-bus systems in the country offering a range of routes and services in the Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha communities. There are also freeway flyer and commuter bus services available between Milwaukee and outlying communities.

    The Milwaukee metro provides passenger service through Amtrak that offers seven daily round-trip trains to Chicago. Metra is another commuter line that connects Milwaukee with Chicago and its suburbs.

    Avid bicyclists enjoy Milwaukee’s bike-friendly routes to get you to and from work, running daily errands, as well as unique, little-known trails for great recreational riding. Click the following for a listing of Milwaukee bike maps and trails.