The distance between Chicago and Madison is approximately 122.40 miles, or 196.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 39 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Typically there are 8 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Chicago to Madison.
The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak has the most regularly scheduled departures from Chicago to Madison, with an average of 8 trips per day and 168 monthly trips.
Of the 8 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the train and boarding another train to complete your trip.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Madison, which start at $13.26.
Amtrak train tickets from Chicago to Madison start from $59.67, and on average cost $60.65. Daily there are 8 Amtrak schedules to Madison. Amtrak in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Madison trains arrive at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and one other train station.
From Chicago to Madison train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Madison faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $59.67 for a one-way train ticket to Madison.