A 56 Milwaukee bus in Wicker Park

56 Milwaukee

Bus route information

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Service description: See schedule for full details.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

Jefferson Park (accessible) (Blue) south to Madison/Wabash
4:20a-9:40p weekdays, 4:20a-9:40p Saturday, 4:20a-9:40p Sunday
Madison/Michigan north to Jefferson Park (accessible) (Blue)
5:10a-10:40p weekdays, 5:05a-10:40p Saturday, 5:05a-10:30p Sunday

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

Service alerts

Current alerts 2
Jefferson Park North Bus Terminal Temporary Closure
Service Change

Bus boarding locations have changed at the Jefferson Park Transit Center for renovation work. Please see online alerts and signage at station for information.

Temporary Bus Stop Change
Bus Stop Relocation

The southbound #56 Milwaukee bus stop at the northwest corner of Milwaukee/Sacramento will be temporarily discontinued.

Upcoming alerts 1

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