Milwaukee Championship Travel

MILWAUKEE - JULY 22: Joe Ogilvie tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the U.S. Bank Championship at Brown Deer Golf Course on July 22, 2007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)The largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee languishes on the coast of Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes of the United States. Apart from hosting the annual PGA Tour event, the Milwaukee Championship, it draws thousands of music lovers from all over the States each year in summer, when it hosts one of the largest musical festivals in the world – the famed ‘Summerfest’.

Getting to Milwaukee should not pose a problem – there is virtually every mode of transport to the city including trains, planes, boats and buses.

Milwaukee Championship Travel: Getting There

By Bus – There are several bus services to choose from, but Greyhound has the most extensive regional and national service on offer.

  • Greyhound – the depot is situated five blocks away from Union Station and is open 24/7. The actual service, as with most other forms of transport in Milwaukee, operates out of the new Milwaukee Intermodal Station. Stops within and around the city include 84 & O’Connor, Gen. Mitchell International Airport and many other locations.
  • Megabus – offers the cheapest service which includes five daily round trips to Chicago, and one daily bus from Minneapolis. Fares are in the region of $2.50 per round trip.
  • Riteway Bus Service – the depot is at 7433 South 10th Street and there is a scheduled service between West Bend and lower Milwaukee.
  • Badger Bus – operates a scheduled service between the city and Madison.

By Train – All trains operate from the new Intermodal Station.

  • Hiawatha – offers seven daily round trips to Chicago.
  • AMTRAK – serves the new airport station.
  • The Empire Builder – it has one daily round trip from Chicago, through Milwaukee to Seattle/Portland via Minneapolis and Spokane. Be warned, it does not stop at the Milwaukee Airport Rail Station.

By Plane – Milwaukee is serviced by one international airport, the General Mitchell International Airport. It is generally a domestic terminal but does offer direct international flights to Jamaica, Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. All other international travellers will have to use Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and shuttle into Milwaukee. Shuttle services include:

  • The AMTRAK train to Milwaukee Union Station ($6)
  • Badger Bus to the city ($6)
  • City Bus no.80, operated by MCTS ($1.75)

By Boat – The Lake Express, an express ferry service, operates across Lake Michigan to East Muskegon, but be aware that the service does not operate from November – April because of inclement weather conditions. The express leaves from the Milwaukee Terminal situated on South Car Ferry Drive, next to the Port of Milwaukee.

Whatever you do for the summer, Milwaukee Championship travel is a must! For more fun and involvement in this PGA Tour event bet a few bob on the outcome of the tournament. Take a look at our betting tips and Milwaukee Championship betting guide pages.