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Chicago to Madison bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$21.24
Fastest time3h 0m
Trips per day33
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How to book cheap Chicago to Madison bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Madison is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Madison were $33.31. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $5.31 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Chicago to Madison?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Madison by bus is at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 a.m. on Monday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Van Galder from Chicago to Madison has the most daily schedules

On average there are 33 bus trips per day. Van Galder has the most options for departures from Chicago to Madison, with an average of 25 trips per day and 516 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Madison. Of the 33 trips there are 31 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Chicago to Madison starts at $59.75.

3 carriers offer Chicago to Madison bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Chicago to Madison from $21.24. There are 3 Greyhound schedules from Chicago to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $28.77 for a Greyhound ticket to Madison. In Chicago, Greyhound departs to Madison from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station. In Madison, Greyhound arrives at 4 Collins Ct and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Chicago to Madison takes 4 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Madison in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $30.62 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 33m
Avg. Price
$28.77

Megabus

Book Megabus from Chicago to Madison from $33.19. There are 3 Megabus schedules from Chicago to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $36.22 for a Megabus ticket to Madison. In Chicago, Megabus departs to Madison from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In Madison, Megabus arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Chicago to Madison takes 3 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Madison in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $36.36 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 19m
Avg. Price
$36.22

Van Galder

Book Van Galder from Chicago to Madison from $33.19. There are 25 Van Galder schedules from Chicago to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $35.41 for a Van Galder ticket to Madison. In Chicago, Van Galder departs to Madison from S Canal St north of Jackson Blvd and no other station. In Madison, Van Galder arrives at 4 Collins Ct and 1 other station.

An average trip on Van Galder from Chicago to Madison takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Van Galder trip will get you to Madison in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Van Galder offers 26 trips per day and you could expect to pay $35.30 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Extra legroom
USB power
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 28m
Avg. Price
$35.41

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Madison will depart from S Canal St north of Jackson Blvd, W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St, Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, Dan Ryan Bus Station.
  • S Canal St north of Jackson Blvd
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station
Bus trips arrive in Madison at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are travelling with. UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St, 4 Collins Ct are the main bus stations in Madison for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
  • 4 Collins Ct