Bus from Chicago to Madison, WI

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Compare all timetables for the bus from Chicago to Madison, WI

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Chicago to Madison, WI from various bus operators like FlixBus or Greyhound US for the next days.
today
from $38
tomorrow
from $39
Friday
from $37
Saturday
from $37
Sunday
from $31
Monday
from $35
Tuesday
from $33

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $38
  • FlixBus
    3h 55m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $38
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $43
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $43

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $39
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $39
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $39
  • Greyhound US
    4h 40m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $41
  • Greyhound US
    4h 55m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $41

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Greyhound US
    4h 40m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $37
  • Greyhound US
    4h 55m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $37
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $38
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $38
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $38

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37
  • FlixBus
    3h 55m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37

Cheapest bus trips Sunday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    4h 40m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $31
  • FlixBus
    4h 55m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $31

Cheapest bus trips Monday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $35
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $35
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    3:00 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $37
  • Greyhound US
    4h 40m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:40 PM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $40
  • Greyhound US
    4h 55m
    2:00 PM
    Chicago
    95th Red Line Station
    6:55 PM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $40

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    3h 40m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:55 AM
    Madison, WI
    University Wisconsin-Madison
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $33
  • FlixBus
    3h 25m
    8:15 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    11:40 AM
    Madison, WI
    W Transfer Point
    FlixBus
    Economy
    $33

Frequency of bus connections between Chicago and Madison, WI

See here how frequent the connections between Chicago and Madison, WI are, during different times and days of the week.
Monday is the busiest day, with more than 6 daily buses from Chicago to Madison, WI. Sunday has instead the fewest connections, with only 2 daily coaches between Chicago and Madison, WI.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 18 buses from Chicago to Madison, WI, while Morning sees the fewest connections between Chicago and Madison, WI, with 12 offers.

Facts about the bus from Chicago to Madison, WI

Compare all providers like FlixBus and Greyhound US that travel 4 times every day by bus from Chicago to Madison, WI in one click! Book your bus ticket from Chicago to Madison, WI starting from $31!

Cheapest Bus $31
Fastest Bus 3h 25m
Earliest Bus 8:15 AM
Latest Bus 8:15 AM
Daily Bus Routes 4 Ø
Distance 122.2 miles
Bus Companies FlixBus and Greyhound US

Cheapest bus connections from Chicago to Madison, WI

Every day, 4 buses from 2 bus companies leave Chicago for Madison, WI: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 05/22/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 05/19
Monday 05/20
Tuesday 05/21
Wednesday 05/22
$38
Thursday 05/23
$39
Friday 05/24
$37
Saturday 05/25
$37
Sunday 05/26
$31
Monday 05/27
$35
Tuesday 05/28
$33
Wednesday 05/29
$31
Thursday 05/30
$24
Friday 05/31
$28
Saturday 06/01
$25
Sunday 06/02
$29
Monday 06/03
$29
Tuesday 06/04
$28
Wednesday 06/05
$27
Thursday 06/06
$28
Friday 06/07
$28
Saturday 06/08
$28
Sunday 06/09
$35
Monday 06/10
$28
Tuesday 06/11
$28
Wednesday 06/12
$28
Thursday 06/13
$28
Friday 06/14
$25
Saturday 06/15

The cheapest time to travel from Chicago to Madison, WI

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to Madison, WI, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $31, Sunday is the cheapest day for a bus from Chicago to Madison, WI. Thursday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $39.
Afternoon is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Chicago to Madison, WI, with $31. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $33.

How to save money travelling from Chicago to Madison, WI

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Chicago to Madison, WI in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Chicago to Madison, WI, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Chicago to Madison, WI are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Chicago to Madison, WI

These are the most booked bus companies between Chicago to Madison, WI from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Chicago and Madison, WI

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Chicago and Madison, WI.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Chicago to Madison, WI

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Chicago to Madison, WI? Or which bus companies serve the route Chicago to Madison, WI? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Chicago to Madison, WI bus

How much does a Chicago Madison, WI bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $31 and takes 4h 40m to reach Madison, WI. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Chicago to Madison, WI?

This route is offered by 2 companies with a range of ticket prices between $31 and $43. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Madison, WI.

On average, how many connections are available from Chicago to Madison, WI each day?

Every day, the Chicago to Madison, WI bus route is served by approximately 4 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Chicago to Madison, WI take?

The fastest bus from Chicago to Madison, WI is offered by FlixBus and takes 3h 25m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $43. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Chicago to Madison, WI?

The earliest bus arriving in Madison, WI from Chicago starts at 8:15 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Chicago to Madison, WI?

The latest bus trip departing from Chicago for Madison, WI starts at 8:15 AM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Chicago Madison, WI route?

When traveling by bus from Chicago to Madison, WI, passengers can travel with FlixBus and Greyhound US. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Madison, WI?

You can check all the direct connections between Chicago and Madison, WI by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: FlixBus and Greyhound US.

What can I take with me on the Chicago to Madison, WI bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Chicago Madison, WI bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Chicago Madison, WI bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Chicago to Madison, WI on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Chicago to Madison, WI

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

More bus routes from Chicago and Madison, WI

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Chicago and from Madison, WI. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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