Waukesha is a city in Southeast Wisconsin. It is located about 20 miles West of Downtown Milwaukee

Get in

Interstate 94 is the main East-West route through Waukesha. It connects the city with Madison and other points west, as well as with Milwaukee and Chicago to the east and southeast. The closest major airport is Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport, which is located about 30 minutes east of the city. Also available is Chicago O'Hare International Airport, located about 2 hours southeast.

Get around

Waukesha is easily navigable by car. Non-locals may be confused by the high number of five-way intersections, but the old-one way streets are a thing of the past, which makes navigating the city much easier that it once was. Waukesha Metro Transit also provides bus service to the city, with the transfer point located at the terminal downtown. Limited bus connections are available to Milwaukee County Transit System for service to Milwaukee County and the surrounding areas.


Waukesha is the county seat of Waukesha County. The Lake Country area in the northwestern portion of the county offers outdoor activities such a swimming, golfing, camping, fishing, boating, etc. There is also plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife around much of the county, as well as the city of Waukesha itself.

Go next

Routes through Waukesha

Madison Delafield  W  E  Pewaukee Milwaukee
Prairie du Chien Madison  W  E  Brookfield Milwaukee
Edgerton Eagle  W  E  Brookfield/New Berlin Milwaukee

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