The Milwaukee Airport Railroad Station serves rail passengers
connecting to flights at General Mitchell International Airport,
along with rail-only passengers utilizing Amtrak’s Hiawatha
The 1,600 square-foot heated facility includes restrooms and a
seating area. Covered walkways lead from the drive-up area and the
The station is located at 5601 S. 6th Street, along the western edge of the airport (use
the Amtrak parking lot entrance on 6th Street, just south of Grange
Avenue and/or the airport spur). The station is open from
5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7:15 a.m. to
10 p.m. on Sunday. A fully automated parking facility will
accommodate up to 267 vehicles. Parking fees are $2 for each of the
first two hours (or fraction thereof), with a maximum of $6 per
24-hour period. The exit gate accepts cash or credit cards. A free
shuttle bus connects rail passengers to the airport. The shuttle
departs from the airport outside "Door 4."
Passengers utilizing the facility can
obtain tickets in several ways:
Use the Amtrak Quik-TrakSM kiosk in the Milwaukee
Airport Rail Station using a credit card or a debit card.
Similar to an automatic teller machine, the Quik-Trak can issue
tickets for travel on Hiawatha Service trains and many other
Amtrak services. Other Quik-Trak kiosks are located in the
downtown Amtrak stations in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Passengers with disabilities who are unable to use the Quik-Trak
and others can purchase one-way tickets in cash aboard the train
from the Milwaukee Airport Rail Station without a surcharge,
since the station is not staffed with a ticket agent.
If the tickets are purchased in advance, the customer can print
the tickets using any Quik-Trak kiosk or by visiting any staffed
station. The purchase can also be completed with a credit card
or a debit card at any staffed station or by using any Quik-Trak
From staffed Amtrak stations (including downtown Milwaukee,
Union Station in downtown Chicago and the Glenview, Ill.,
station). A $9 surcharge will be assessed if a passenger boards
at these or other staffed stations and purchases a ticket aboard
the train rather than at the staffed station.
Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for tickets by mail.
Contact select travel agents.
Connecting to O’Hare Airport
Travelers taking Amtrak’s Hiawatha service to Chicago’s Union
Station have several options to connect to O'Hare International
Airport (there is no direct connection between Amtrak’s Hiawatha
Service or other Amtrak trains and O'Hare Airport).
Chicago Transit Authority’s
Blue Line is a three-block walk south from Union Station. The
subway station is located under Congress Parkway/Eisenhower
Expressway (the facility is not ADA compliant) $1.75 each way.
Taxi from Chicago’s Union Station to O'Hare. (approximately
$40 each way)
Metra North Central Service
commuter trains run to and from Chicago Union Station and
O'Hare. The schedule includes nine (9) inbound trains and ten
(10) outbound trains, including two outbound trains in the
morning and two inbound trains in the afternoon. Cost is $3.45 each way. There is no
evening, weekend or holiday service. A free shuttle bus operates
between the airport and Metra's O'Hare Transfer Station (O'Hare
Remote Parking Lot F).
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