Cheap Flights To Milwaukee (MKE)

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Cheap Flights to Milwaukee from $44 One Way, $88 Round Trip

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Milwaukee MKE Flight Information

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WN 1191 12:05PM CDT
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WN 1678 Jun 16 5:35PM CDT

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Flights to Milwaukee

The largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee, offers an urban setting with a friendly, Midwestern feeling. From world-class breweries to a lively cultural scene, Milwaukee has activities for every type of traveler. With, you can find deals on cheap flights to Milwaukee and manage all of your trip details.

Flying into Milwaukee

When you book a low-fare flight into Milwaukee, you will land at the General Mitchell International Airport. The airport is located 8 miles south of the city, on Highway 38. If you can carry your luggage easily, the cheapest way to get into the city is the MCTS bus. The Green Line and Route 80 run from the airport to points around the city for $2.25. If you have a great deal of luggage, a shared Go Airport Shuttle costs about $12 and taxis cost about $30. The ride into town takes approximately 20 minutes. For train connections from the nearest Amtrak station, you can catch the shuttle bus outside of the terminal for $5.

Highlights of Milwaukee

Milwaukee has friendly, down-to-earth residents who welcome visitors. The city is known for its beer, and wide ranges of local breweries serve boisterous crowds year-round. For the best atmosphere, try the restaurants and pubs by the river in downtown Milwaukee. You can also tour the Milwaukee Brewing Company to learn about the brewing process. If you are into sports, watch the Milwaukee Brewers play a game in Miller Park. The best time of year to visit Milwaukee is during the summer, when most days hover around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and are sunny. Spring and fall are also pleasant for visitors, with temperatures that average 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are visiting in the winter, be sure to pack warm clothing, as many days dip below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Experience Milwaukee

Whether you are visiting Milwaukee for a concert or a quick weekend in the city, you will find friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. With, you can find great deals on cheap flights to Milwaukee, and you can book hotel rooms that are close to the city's top attractions.

Milwaukee When to Go

Similar to Chicago, Milwaukee likes to celebrate the summer months with a slew of events. Polish Fest, the largest Polish festival in the country, kicks off the summer activity in mid-June. That same weekend, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosts the annual Lakefront Festival of the Arts, where artists get to display their latest wares on the outdoor grounds of the museum. Billed as the “World’s Largest Music Festival,” Milwaukee’s Summerfest brings artists like Katy Perry, Brittney Spears, Peter Gabriel, Sugarland, and Kid Rock to entertain fans on the shores of Lake Michigan. 

Spring and fall are also good times to visit the city. Even more so when the Milwaukee Brewers are in town and you can catch a game at the decade-old Miller Park, whose retractable roof keeps out the inclement weather. The Lakefront Marathon is held in early October, when the fall colors are at their prime. The fish are biting this time of year, so grab a fishing charter to hook one of the trout or salmon in the lake. Or simply take a Sunday Brunch cruise along the city shoreline.

The weather outside might be frightful in the winter low-season, but you’ll be inside touring the many attractions, like the Miller Brewery, the Harley Davidson Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. At night, check out the ballet, symphony, and an emerging theater scene.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Milwaukee?
Before you book your ticket, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has all the facts about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other helpful info for your flight to Milwaukee.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Head to our convenient Customer Service Portal for important info regarding COVID-19 and making changes to your flight. Also, look up your airline’s terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
Which airlines fly to Milwaukee?
Booking a flight to Milwaukee is easy — simply take your pick of 20 airlines that fly into General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE). When you’ve organized your travel itinerary and packed your belongings, these popular domestic carriers will happily welcome you on board:

  • Delta - 277 flights to Milwaukee per month
  • Southwest Airlines - 248 flights to Milwaukee per month
  • United Airlines - 239 flights to Milwaukee per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Milwaukee?
General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) is the city’s main airport, so your only tough decision will be the window seat or the aisle seat. Downtown Milwaukee is roughly 6 miles away and where many visitors base themselves.
How much is a flight to Milwaukee?
If you’re hunting down round-trip flights, airfares ranged from $88 to $112 this past week. The best one-way price was $44, flying in from Denver (DEN).
How to book the cheapest flight to Milwaukee?
With some of the biggest and best flight deals around, you’ll always bag a bargain with Orbitz. The following useful tips will help you find cheap flights to Milwaukee — and leave you with more money to play with:

  • Departing from or landing at other airports can be cheaper. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to explore your options.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to see the fares on days either side of your selected departure. You may be able to find cheaper flight deals if your dates are flexible.
  • Select ‘Show options’ to refine your search results. You can pick your preferred airline and seating class here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you’d like to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Once you’ve sorted out your travel dates, don’t delay booking. Ticket prices normally become more expensive as the departure date nears.
  • Think about combining your hotels, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package to save money.
  • Flying during peak season can mean pricey airfares. Try to vacation outside of popular periods, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Milwaukee?
Of course, flight times vary depending on where you’re jetting in from. But to give you a good idea of the average duration, take a look at these well-known routes to Milwaukee:

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.) to General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) - 53 minutes
  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) - 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) - 2 hours

What is the best time to book a flight to Milwaukee?
Generally speaking, January is the best time to book your airfare. This is closely followed by February and August. Keep this in mind while you browse for a cheap flight to Milwaukee.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Milwaukee?
In general, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to book a flight to Milwaukee. If you’re looking for the most competitive airfares, search across those days and you’re likely to pick up a terrific flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Milwaukee?
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Milwaukee, leave early in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the most affordable day to travel, followed by Tuesday. Saturday has the most expensive fares, so avoid flying on this day and do your budget a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Milwaukee?
Consider flying in August if you’re on a tight budget. Orbitz data shows that this is generally the best month for cheap flights to Milwaukee. June is when prices are at their most expensive.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you’re concerned your travel plans may change, Orbitz will help you find a flexible ticket. All you need to do is click on “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your perfect flight. We’ll show you airlines that include free cancellation and no change fees — all on top of our awesome low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Milwaukee?
The key to a successful flight is being well prepared. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your journey:

  • Before you step on to the plane, you’ll need to show a valid form of government ID, like a passport. You’ll also need your ticket. If you’re traveling with children, check with your airline about which documents they require — if any.
  • To keep you busy on your short trip to Milwaukee, download your favorite songs or restock the podcast library on your smartphone. Food can also be a welcome distraction while in the air, so take a snack.
  • Even if you’re flying when it’s 100 degrees outside, carry a sweater or hoodie on board with you. Cabins are notorious for getting chilly!

How many direct flights are there to Milwaukee?
There are 185 flights that travel direct to Milwaukee each month, which means you won’t have to deal with boring stopovers. Book a ticket with Delta Air Lines or Southwest Airlines and then sit back and enjoy the trip. United Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and JetBlue Airways also operate nonstop services to Milwaukee.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Milwaukee?
There are ways of booking business or first-class fares to Milwaukee that won’t burn through your savings. Find a seat at the front of the plane for less with these handy hints:

  • Being flexible isn’t just for the gym. Avoid locking in your travel dates so you can pick up more affordable airfares when they crop up.
  • Many low-cost airlines nowadays have comfortable business-class seating that doesn’t cost the earth.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some carriers hold online auctions that let you put down a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You can also try upgrading with points earned through a loyalty program.

How to get into Milwaukee from the airport?
Driving is one option. Budget, National Car Rental and Dollar are three car rental outlets located at General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE). After picking up a General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE) car rental, you can head straight from MKE airport to downtown Milwaukee, approximately 6 miles to the north. Or, if you’re planning to book your own ride from the city center, browse through our Milwaukee car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Milwaukee?
If you’d like to soak up the unique vibe of Milwaukee in the busy season, are the top months to visit. June 20 heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is a perfect time to go if you’re hooked on the great outdoors. Around this time of year, average daily temperatures usually range from 65undefined to 75undefined.
Travel tips for Milwaukee

  • Wear a pair of comfortable kicks and explore this lively city on foot. There are many top attractions you can’t miss, such as Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World.
  • If you’re in search of a nice little day trip, there are more sights to check off a quick commute from the hustle and bustle. Find out why American Family Field and Mayfair Mall are on the travel itineraries of many Milwaukee travelers.
  • When it’s time to get out and see more of Wisconsin, book a car rental and travel in the direction of Appleton. Madison is another leading city with a great deal to see and do.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.