Schools on Trains

Amtrak Hiawatha Schools on Trains Chicago Milwaukee

For only $5 per person, each way, you can take your class on an exciting moving field trip aboard AMTRAK® HIAWATHA® Service between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Visit Chicago and go to the SHEDD AQUARIUM, ADLER PLANETARIUM or the CHILDREN'S MUSEUM at NAVY PIER. Or make the ride itself the main focus as your class enjoys the views out the window as the train passes through scenic southeastern Wisconsin and interesting North Shore Chicago landscapes.

Riding the train is fun for kids of all ages and the AMTRAK HIAWATHA "SCHOOLS ON TRAINS" program makes it easy for you to share this memorable experience with your class.

Planning your class trip aboard Amtrak Hiawatha service is easy!

  1. Download the Amtrak Hiawatha Schools on Trains reservation form. Fill out and fax the completed form to Amtrak Group Desk at (800) 872-3298 or email to 30-day advance notice required.

  2. The Amtrak Group Desk will process your class reservation and either fax or email you a reservation number and confirmation letter.

  3. Create a passenger list of all the people (students, teachers, parents) traveling on your trip. Send the complete list of names to Groups Sales via fax at (800) 872-3298 or email prior to payment.

    Review the Group Leader and Chaperone Guidelines to ensure your trip is fun and safe!

  4. Take your confirmation letter with reservation number and passenger list to the Downtown Milwaukee Amtrak Station at least 7 days prior to your trip date to purchase your tickets. You can also purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card by calling the Amtrak Group Reservation Desk at (877) 872-2321 and have the tickets sent via Fed Ex with a separate fee of $15.


Call the Amtrak Group Reservation Desk at:
(877) 872-2321
or email:

Special Conditions:

Groups can be as large as 136 passengers. The discount fare is valid for all passengers (children and adult chaperones). No additional discounts apply.

Advance Reservations: required a minimum of (30) days prior to travel.