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Airports in Milwaukee

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)


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.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

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

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