WisDOT is proud to announce the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (MIS)
received a TOBY Award from the Building Owners and Managers
Association of Wisconsin. TOBY stands for The Outstanding Building
of the Year. MIS won the statewide contest in the government
building category. Criteria includes energy efficiency, community
involvement, tenant satisfaction and curb appeal.
The Milwaukee Intermodal Station serves as the
"gateway" to downtown Milwaukee. It is an important
transportation link for the Milwaukee area allowing more than 1.3
million passengers per year to use the facility to make connections
to Amtrak's Hiawatha Service and Empire Builder, as well as to
Greyhound and other local and regional bus services, county transit,
taxis and personal vehicles.
The facility also offers a variety of amenities, including food
service through the All Aboard Café and vending machines, as well
as an ATM, free Wi-Fi for waiting passengers, bicycle racks/lockers,
and a convenient passenger drop-off lane in the front of the
The building also houses Wisconsin Department of Transportation
offices, including the State Traffic Operations
Center. It also has
office space available for lease.
The station is located at 433 West St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee.
A 300-space parking lot is just west of the station at 460 West
St. Paul. It is operated by Imperial Parking. Parking fees are
$6/day (midnight to midnight, not by the hour, i.e. overnight
parking will cost $10). Other parking lots and facilities are also
Passengers using the Milwaukee Intermodal Station can obtain
tickets in several ways:
At the full service counter staffed by Amtrak employees, who
can issue tickets for Amtrak's Hiawatha Service, which runs
between Milwaukee and Chicago, the Empire Builder, which
provides service as far west as Seattle, Washington and
Portland, Oregon, and all other Amtrak locations
By using the Amtrak Quik-Trak (SM) kiosk in the 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 at the Milwaukee Airport Rail station, the
Sturtevant station, and the Amtrak station in Chicago.
If tickets are purchased in advance, the customer can
print the tickets using any Quik-Trak kiosk or by stopping
at the staffed service counter. The purchase can also be
completed with a credit card or a debit card at any staffed
station or by using any Quik-Trak kiosk.
Tickets can also be obtained from any staffed Amtrak station,
including downtown Milwaukee, Union Station in downtown Chicago and
the Glenview, Illinois 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.
You may also call 1-800-USA-RAIL for tickets by mail or obtain
tickets from select travel agencies.
The Amtrak ticket counter is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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. 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). See www.metrarail.com
for details including current fare and schedule.
Intercity bus tickets
From the Greyhound ticket office at the west end of the building,
passengers can purchase intercity bus tickets on Greyhound, Lamers,
Jefferson Lines, Indian Trails, and Coach USA buses, which connect
to locations in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
The Greyhound ticket office is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and
from 3:30 a.m. until 4:00 a.m.
Kim Lesch, Real Estate Manager
CBRE, Asset Services 777 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3250
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Office: 414-274-1600 email@example.com
For further information contact:
Crystal DuPont, Project Manager Passenger Rail Planning
Management WisDOT, DTIM
433 W. St. Paul Avenue, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53203 Office: 414-220-6800
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