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 a great used book store, clothing outlets, and more. The airport also has an aerospace museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight.
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 from around 5am and after midnight, while the GreenLine runs to Bayshore Town Center between around 4am and 2am. Adult cash fare is $2.25.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Metered taxi service is available from the taxi pick-up station located outside of Baggage Claim 3.
Airport facilities include a lost and found, various dining and shopping options, conference and banquet rooms, UPS mail drops, ATMs, public phones, a children's play area, and an aviation history museum.
All parking lots cost $2 per hour. However, daily rates vary from $24 in the hourly lot to $8 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 $8 per day.
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.
Wifi is available through Boingo with the first 60 minutes free and $4.95 per hour thereafter or $7.95 for 24 hour access.
Conference facilities are located on the upper level of the terminal.
Milwaukee Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.