The City of West Bend is located at the intersection of US 45 and WI 33 in the center of Washington County. Running north and south through the city, US 45 provides easy access to Milwaukee including Interstate 94 which proceeds south to Chicago and north to Minneapolis. WI 33 moves east and west through Wisconsin connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan and runs through West Bend. The city is nestled between two federal interstates with easy access via WI 33. Interstate 41 is accessible less than 8 miles west of West Bend, which extends north into the Fox Valley and Green Bay and south to Milwaukee and Illinois. Interstate 43 is just 15 miles east of the city, and extends north to Green Bay and south to Milwaukee and Beloit.
The West Bend Municipal Airport is located on the east side of West Bend on WI 33. General Mitchell International Airport is a medium-hub airport located in Milwaukee and is Wisconsin’s largest airport. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is located within 2 hours of West Bend. O’Hare is the fourth busiest airport in the world in terms of passengers, and second busiest in terms of aircraft movements.
The Port of Milwaukee, located on Lake Michigan, connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean utilizing the St. Lawrence Seaway. Cargo handled by the Port of Milwaukee includes coal, scrap iron, cement, sand, limestone, salt, grain, heavy lifts and general cargo. Canadian National Railway provides limited service to the West Bend area.
Highway distance to:
- Milwaukee – 32 miles
- Madison – 73 miles
- Green Bay – 92 miles
- Chicago – 118 miles