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Amtrak Hiawatha

The Amtrak Hiawatha: A new passenger’s guide

The Amtrak Hiawatha is a daily train with seven round trips between Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL, with intermediate stops at Gen. Mitchell International Airport, Sturtevant, WI, and Glenview, IL. The 86-mile end-to-end trip takes about 90 minutes.

A quick look at the Amtrak Hiawatha

  • The Hiawatha schedule
  • Accommodations
  • There is Free Amtrak Wi-Fi
  • The Hiawatha does not have food service.
    • You can bring food and drink on this train, but the consumption of alcohol,
  • Smoking and vaping of any product is prohibited on all Amtrak trains.

In addition to the Hiawatha train service, there is a connecting bus service for communities between Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI.

Amtrak Hiawatha Basics

The Hiawatha is part of Amtrak’s Midwest Corridor and offers seven round trips between Milwaukee and Chicago. The average trip time is an hour and a half from start to end. The route has three interstate stops, including Milwaukee Airport, Sturtevant, WI, and Glenview, IL.

This train now offers bucket pricing, which can change based on occupancy. If you book early, you can snag prices that are cheaper than before!

Coach class on the Hiawatha

The Hiawatha only has coach class

  • Two by two seating
  • At seat outlets
    • In older cars, they are on the wall; in newer cars, they are between the seats.
  • There is luggage storage above each seat and a car luggage shelf.
  • Open seating
    • You cannot take two seats to yourself if the train is busy.

Amtrak Hiawatha Quiet Car

The Hiawatha offers a Quiet Car for passengers who want to relax with less noise. The Quiet Car does not require special reservations and has limited seating. Some rules apply; check out the article below to see if the quiet car suits you!

Food Service

This train does not have food service.

Amtrak allows you to bring snacks and beverages aboard the train to enjoy while you ride, but adult beverages must stay in your luggage.


If you go Chicago and Milwaukee or the other way around, you can use Amtrak’s checked bag service, but sometimes this service gets suspended, so plan accordingly.

Check bag service is unavailable for those starting or ending at an intermediate stop.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Hiawatha add-ons

There are a few things you can add to your next Amtrak adventure.


Space is available for standard, full-size bicycles and golf clubs; check the link for details. You must book your bike or clubs when making your reservation. Bike storage service may be temporarily limited or not available on some trains.


If you want to bring a pet or service animal on an Amtrak train, read and understand the policies before booking or leaving for the station.

Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours. You must book your pet when making your reservation, and there is paperwork to fill out before you board the train. To print out the paperwork and get more information, check out Amtrak’s pet policy.

If you have a service or comfort animal, check, read, and understand Amtrak’s service animal page before seeing if your service critter qualifies and if they are ready for you.

Accessibility and the Hiawatha

Wheelchair Lift is available to assist passengers in boarding and detraining with a wheeled mobility device. They are available at all stations. When booking, indicate that you need assistance so conductors know that someone needs help, and so they look for you.

There are spaces on the train for people in mobility vehicles and for those who cannot walk far.

Tickets For The Amtrak Hiawatha

The Hiawatha is a reserved train, which means your reservation needs to match the train you want to ride.

This was not always the policy; things were more flexible in the past. It is time to update if you are used to the old policy.

If you need to make changes, you can often do it on the website or in the app, or some cases, you may need to call 1-800-USA-Rail. You can see a ticket agent if you are leaving from the Milwaukee Intermodal or Chicago Union Station.

There are four types of tickets you can purchase for the Hiawatha:

  • One Way
  • Ten Ride
    • A ten-ride ticket allows you to purchase five round trips on one ticket and is valid for 90 days.
    • With these tickets, you can ride any of the Hiawatha trains.
    • This ticket allows one round trip per day.
    • Note that these tickets are only valid for the person whose name is on that ticket.
  • Round Trip
  • Monthly ticket
    • The monthly ticket is valid for one calendar month.
    • With these tickets, you can ride any of the Hiawatha trains.
    • This ticket allows one round trip per day.
    • Note that these tickets are only valid for the person whose name is on that ticket.

Amtrak Hiawatha station updates

Improvements are being made at the Milwaukee Airport (MKA) and outside Chicago Union Station that could impact your trip. If your trip involves either or both stops, please click the buttons below to get the latest information from Amtrak.

From time to time, there could be limited access to the passenger drop-off loop and the current platform in Milwaukee.

Amtrak Hiawatha Schedule/Timetable

In most cases, the route averages an hour and a half from end to end; 339 is an hour and thirty-seven minutes. These schedules come from the official Hiawatha page. Amtrak, Wisconsin DOT, or the Illinois DOT can change these schedules anytime.

The times listed below are departure times.

Amtrak Hiawatha Schedule Southbound Trains

*All trains are daily, but train 330 does not run on Sunday!

StationsMiles330 *332334336338340342
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Airport
Sturtevant, WI
Glenview, IL
Chicago, IL

Amtrak Hiawatha Schedule Northbound Trains

*All trains are daily, but train 329 does not run on Sunday! **Friday Only

+Take note that “train” 8307 is a late-night bus with no intermediate stops.

Chicago, IL
Glenview, IL
Sturtevant, WI
Milwaukee Airport
Milwaukee, WI
* This train may not run on holidays

Printable Amtrak Hiawatha Schedule/Timetable

If you are connecting with another train or service, you could benefit from printing a custom Amtrak schedule.

Amtrak’s I-41 Connecting Service Schedule

The Hiawatha has a connecting bus service, an Amtrak-branded bus that only services these Amtrak stops. Lamers run buses 7333 and 7338, which connect to Amtrak trains but are not Amtrak-branded charter buses.

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