Getting Around

Many tourist attractions in downtown Milwaukee can be explored on foot and the skywalk network in the city centre conveniently protects pedestrians from the elements. However, if visitors wish to travel a bit farther, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) operates buses on more than 50 routes in the city and surrounding region.

Single tickets can be bought on board but exact change is required. Multiple-ride tickets and weekly or monthly passes can be bought at outlets such as supermarkets throughout the city. The Milwaukee Trolley Loop in the city centre is aimed at tourists and stops at major attractions.

The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is the city's transport hub, with Amtrak trains connecting to Chicago as well as long distance buses. Cycle rickshaws also operate in the city and a ferry service runs across Lake Michigan to Muskegon.

Taxis often queue at hotels and other attractions, though visitors should not assume it will be easy to hail one on the street. In recent years, Milwaukee has worked hard to make the city bicycle-friendly.


Milwaukee Airport

The airport is located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Airport (MKE)


The airport is located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee.

Getting to the city

The Milwaukee Country Transit System operates several lines to the airport: Route 80 connects to downtown Milwaukee from around 5am and after midnight, while the GreenLine runs to Bayshore Town Center between around 4am and 2am.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxi service is available from the taxi pick-up station located outside of Baggage Claim 3.


Airport facilities include a lost and found, various dining and shopping options, conference and banquet rooms, UPS mail drops, ATMs, public phones, a children's play area, and an aviation history museum.


All parking lots cost $2 per hour. However, daily rates vary from $24 in the hourly lot to $8 in the SuperSaver lot. All parking is within walking distance of the terminal, with the exception of the SuperSaver lot, which is served by a free shuttle. Passengers arriving via Amtrak can park in a special lot for $8 per day.