Follow Your Team Through March Madness

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Now that the March Madness brackets are set, it’s time to cheer your team on—live! Whether that first matchup is just a few hours away or requires an overnight bus ride, true fans do whatever it takes to be there for their squad.

So don’t miss a single alley-oop—here’s all the info you need for a last-minute excursion to the tourney!

First and Second Round games are taking place in the cities below. Scroll down to find your school, or if you already know which city they’re playing, simply click on one of the following:

While routes were not available from every college town (we’ve only included the ones in our system), search for bus or train tickets from your nearest big city at Wanderu.com to find an alternate.

Des Moines, Iowa

First and Second Round games are taking place in Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena. Search for bus tickets to Des Moines, or find your team below.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Bus Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA $42.00

Bradley University

Train Peoria, IL to Des Moines, IA $63.00

University of Montana

Bus Missoula, MT to Des Moines, IA $206.94

Jacksonville, Florida

First and Second Round games are taking place in Jacksonville at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Search for bus tickets to Jacksonville, or find your team below.

Louisiana State University (LSU)

Bus Baton Rouge, LA to Jacksonville, FL $69.50

Yale University

Bus New Haven, CT to Jacksonville, FL $158.00
Train New Haven, CT to Jacksonville, FL $148.00

University of Kentucky

Bus Lexington, KY to Jacksonville, FL $134.50

Wofford College

Train Spartanburg, SC to Jacksonville, FL $199.00

Seton Hall University

Bus Newark, NJ to Jacksonville, FL $104.40
Train Newark, NJ to Jacksonville, FL $162.14

University of Maryland

Bus Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville, FL $103.33
Train Washington, D.C., to Jacksonville, FL $110.16

Salt Lake City, Utah

First and Second Round games are taking place in Salt Lake City at the Vivint Smart Home ArenaSearch for bus tickets to Salt Lake City, or find your team below.

Kansas University

Train Lawrence, KS to Salt Lake City, UT $196.00

Northeastern University

Train Boston, MA to Salt Lake City, UT $232.00

Gonzaga University

Train Spokane, WA to Salt Lake City, UT $234.00

Syracuse University

Train Syracuse, NY to Salt Lake City, UT $215.00

Hartford, Connecticut

First and Second Round games are taking place in Hartford at the XL CenterSearch for bus tickets to Hartford, or find your team below.

Florida State University

Bus Tallahassee, FL to Hartford, CT $117.76

University of Vermont

Bus Burlington, VT to Hartford, CT $32.00

Marquette University

Bus Milwaukee, WI to Hartford, CT $151.00

Villanova University

Bus Philadelphia, PA to Hartford, CT $27.00
Train Philadelphia, PA to Hartford, CT $52.00

St. Mary’s College

Bus Oakland, CA to Hartford, CT $216.00
Train Oakland, CA to Hartford, CT $387.00

Old Dominion University

Bus Norfolk, VA to Hartford, CT $95.00
Train Norfolk, VA to Hartford, CT $78

Columbia, South Carolina

First and Second Round games are taking place in Columbia at the Colonial Life ArenaSearch for bus tickets to Columbia, or find your team below.

Oklahoma University

Train Oklahoma City, OK to Columbia, SC $346.00

University of Virginia

Train Charlottesville, VA to Columbia, SC $94.00

Gardner-Webb University

Train Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC $61.00

Duke University

Bus Durham, NC to Columbia, SC $15.25
Train Durham, NC to Columbia, SC $38.50

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Bus Richmond, VA to Columbia, SC $14.11
Train Richmond, VA to Columbia, SC $66.00

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Train Orlando, FL to Columbia, SC $50.00

Columbus, Ohio

First and Second Round games are taking place in Columbus at the Nationwide ArenaSearch for bus tickets to Columbus, or find your team below.

University of Cincinnati

Bus Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH $11.25
Train Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH $65.00

University of Tennessee

Bus Knoxville, TN to Columbus, OH $50.00

Colgate University

Bus Syracuse, NY to Columbus, OH $69.00
Train Syracuse, NY to Columbus, OH $98.00

University of Washington

Bus Seattle, WA to Columbus, OH $231.00

University of North Carolina

Bus Durham, NC to Columbus, OH $103.00
Train Durham, NC to Columbus, OH $154.00

Iona College

Bus New York City to Columbus, OH $49.83
Train New York City to Columbus, OH $107.00

San Jose, California

First and Second Round games are taking place in San Jose at the SAP CenterSearch for bus tickets to San Jose, or find your team below.

UC Irvine

Bus Anaheim, CA to San Jose, CA $22.19
Train Irvine, CA to San Jose, CA $58.00

University of Wisconsin

Bus Madison, WI to San Jose, CA $164.72
Train Madison, WI to San Jose, CA $222.00

University of Oregon

Bus Portland, OR to San Jose, CA $96.00
Train Eugene, OR to San Jose, CA $68.00

Liberty University

Train Lynchburg, VA to San Jose, CA $392.00

St. Louis University

Bus St. Louis, MO to San Jose, CA $99.00
Train St. Louis, MO to San Jose, CA $180.00

Tulsa, Oklahoma

First and Second Round games are taking place in Tulsa at the BOK CenterSearch for bus tickets to Tulsa, or find your team below.

University of Houston

Bus Houston, TX to Tulsa, OK $105.00

Iowa State University

Bus Ames, IA to Tulsa, OK $83.00

Booking a ticket on Wanderu to see March Madness matchups in-person is a slam dunk. Be there when coach cuts down the net: buy your bus or train tickets today.

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Tyler Moss

Tyler Moss

Tyler Moss has danced on tables at Oktoberfest and petted alpacas in the Andes. He prefers to eat at restaurants where the menu is in a language he can’t understand, and likes bars where the lighting is dim and the drafts are cheap. His writing has been published by Condé Nast Traveler, The Atlantic, New York, Outside, Atlas Obscura, Playboy and other fine venues.