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Milwaukee Airport

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Overview

Located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, General Mitchell International Airport is a convenient travel hub not only for Milwaukee, but for Chicago as well, 85 miles (138km) to the south.

Excellent public transportation as far as Chicago makes the airport a viable alternative to busier airports like O'Hare and Midway General Mitchell is a small facility serving roughly 10 million passengers each year on mostly regional flights. The airport's busiest route is to nearby Minneapolis, however flights are available to Atlanta, new York, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and a few major cities in Canada and Mexico.

While the amenities at General Mitchell International Airport aren't dazzling, there are good restaurants and shops to browse, including the Rennaissance Book Shop, a great used book store. The airport also has an aerospace museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee.

Getting to the city

The Milwaukee Country Transit System operates several lines to the airport: Route 80 connects to downtown Milwaukee between 6:50am and 12:40am, while the GreenLine runs to Bayshore Town Center between 4:45am and 2:35am. A cash fare is $2.25.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxi service is available from the taxi pick-up station located outside of Baggage Claim 3.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a lost and found, various dining and shopping options, conference and banquet rooms, UPS mail drops, ATMs, public phones, a bank and an aviation history museum.

Parking

All parking lots cost $2 per hour, however daily rates vary from $22.50 in the hourly lot to $6.50 in the SuperSaver lot. All parking is within walking distance of the terminal, with the exception of the SuperSaver lot, which is served by a free shuttle. Passengers arriving via Amtrak can park in a special lot for $6 per day.

Website

www.mitchellairport.com

Airlines

Flights to General Mitchell International Airport are available on AirTran, Frontier, Delta, Air Canada Express, United, Continental Express, American Airlines, American Eagle, US Airways and Southwest Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is available through Boingo for $4.95 per hour or $7.95 per day.

Business Lounges

Banqueting and conference facilities are located on the upper level of the terminal, while passenger work stations are placed in each concourse.


Milwaukee Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.