Travel Information


General Mitchell Field (MKE) is located about 8 miles south of downtown Milwaukee.
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) is located 80 miles from downtown Milwaukee.

Transportation Facts:

The greater Milwaukee area is within an 8-hour drive of 1/3 of the U.S. population.
  • General Mitchell International Airport (MKE):
  • Just eight miles from downtown
  • Nonstop service from cities coast-to-coast
  • Airlines serving MKE: Air Canada, Air Tran, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways
  • U.S. Department of transportation data ranks Mitchell as one of the most affordable airports in the U.S. with average fares significantly less than the nation’s average.
  • Airport-Downtown Transportation:
  • All major car rental companies
  • Taxi service outside of Baggage Claim #3
  • Go-Riteway: shuttle service (shared ride) from baggage area to downtown hotels/businesses/residences; advance online orders recommended
  • Amtrak—Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  • Just 90 Minutes from Chicago! Convenient, multiple round trips daily between Milwaukee Intermodal Station and Chicago’s Union Station
  • General Mitchell International is one of the few U.S. airports to include an Amtrak station. A free shuttle bus connects rail passengers to the airport.
  • Bus
  • Greyhound (operating throughout the US) and Wisconsin Coach Lines (service to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport) served by Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  • Megabus (operating throughout the US) stops at N. 4th St.
  • Badger Bus terminal: 635 N. James Lovell St., daily service to Madison
  • Ferry
  • The Lake Express Ferry is a state-of-the-art vessel linking Milwaukee with Muskegon, Mich. The two-hour trip offers passengers a faster and more direct route than driving south around Lake Michigan through the Chicago area.
  • Bike
  • Home to 130 miles of bike trails, Milwaukee is now home to a new bikeshare program, Bublr Bikes. With 10 stations, and growing, it provides an easy mode of transportation for locals and visitors around the city.
  • Shared Ride Service
  • Uber
  • Lyft

Additional Visitor Information

Milwaukee is a premier tourist destination. Take some time to visit some of the famous landmarks and eat at one of the world-class restaurants in our city. For more information, visit There will be street closures and bus reroutes for the mile, 5k, 10, half and full marathon courses.

The Milwaukee area has plenty of hotels & lodging for the PNC Milwaukee Marathon.

Wisconsin is well-known for its unpredictable weather. If you're an out-of-towner, take a look at Milwaukee Marathon's temperatures by year and get an idea of what to pack for race day attire.

Hotel Partnerships

The PNC Milwaukee Marathon is excited to announce that we are working with two Milwaukee hotel partners to help create a great experience for your stay in Milwaukee. Providing a downtown location and airport location – when booking your travel, choose one of the following:

The Westin Milwaukee

550 N Van Buren St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-5224

  • Book your group rate for the PNC Milwaukee Marathon by calling.
  • Please reference Milwaukee Marathon when booking your stay!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Airport

6460 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI  53154
(414) 570-8888

  • Book your group rate for the PNC Milwaukee Marathon here.
  • Please reference Milwaukee Marathon when booking your stay!