Milwaukee is a 1-2 hour drive north of Chicago. Both Milwaukee and Chicago both have international airports and visitors will find that they can select their destination airport based on a number of different factors that meet their needs. Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW) are serviced by most US and International Airlines (airlines for each airport can be found here: MKE ORD MDW). Travelers often assume flying into Chicago O’Hare is the cheapest route but often you will find the prices into Milwaukee to be competitive or even cheaper! Your local travel agent can help you plan your journey, or consult airline websites or third party websites (e.g. Skyscanner, Expedia).
There are a number of options for transfers from the Milwaukee Airport to the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown.
1) Rental Car: there are a number of agencies with counters at the MKE concourse, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to drive directly north to downtown Milwaukee and the hotel.
2) Bus: The Milwaukee County Bus System services the airport with 2 bus lines from MKE to downtown Milwaukee. The fare is $2.25 one-way and requires exact cash. Day and week passes can also be purchased from various local retailers and on the web site. Typical travel time is 30-45 minutes for this option.
3) Uber or Lyft: Ride-sharing services are permitted to pick-up passengers next to Baggage Claim 2. You can estimate Uber or Lyft trip costs but these vary.
4) Taxi: Taxi transportation can be found outside of Baggage Claim 3 via the taxi stand. Typical fare between MKE and downtown Milwaukee is $25 one-way.
If you are traveling to a Chicago Airport, the most economical option is the Wisconsin Coach Lines Airport Express bus, starting at $31 for one-way travel from ORD. This bus will drop off at the Downtown Milwaukee Intermodal/Amtrack Station. From there, you can take a bus or The HOP Streetcar to the Milwaukee Marriot Downtown. Other transfer options can be found at the ORD and MDW web sites.
We are excited to host iPFRR19 at Milwaukee Marriott Downtown. The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown is in the heart of East Town, downtown’s thriving district brimming with shopping, dining and entertainment. It is in walking distance of top attractions, including the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Theater, Cathedral Square Park, and the famed Milwaukee River Walk. This luxury hotel features 205 spacious rooms, numerous amenities, and incomparable service.
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown is offering discounted room rates for iPFRR19 attendees, a rate of $174 per night (plus 15.1% tax, approximately $26.45 per night).
Reservations for this special rate must be made via this exclusive iPFRR19 web site: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49897343. This rate will be reserved for iPFRR19 attendees until 25 August 2019.
For more information about Milwaukee and the exciting opportunities and attractions that await, please visit our Destination: Milwaukee page.