Whatever your preferred mode of transportation, we've got it – interstates, international airports, Amtrak, commuter rail, buses, ferries and bike trails – plus the second-shortest commute time in the nation.
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. Mitchell was also ranked in the top 10 small airports — those with fewer than 10 million passengers annually — in the J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction study. Major carriers include AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the 4th busiest in the world, is just a 90-minute drive south of Milwaukee.
Rail service in the area includes Amtrak, which connects the region with Chicago, the Twin Cities and points west. The region is also served by Metra, a commuter train that provides regular daily service between Kenosha and Chicago.
There's even a high-speed car ferry, the Lake Express, that crosses Lake Michigan to connect the region with southern Michigan, bypassing Chicago traffic.
Urban bus and transit systems in the region offer a range of routes and services in the Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha metro areas. There are also freeway flyer and commuter bus services available between Milwaukee and outlying communities.