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About Badger Bus

Badger Bus is a family-owned and operated bus company established in 1920, running 91 daily trips across the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. It shares the same fuzzy mascot as the University of Wisconsin, which makes it a popular choice for students traveling from the stops at the Madison and Milwaukee campuses. Badger Bus also has stops in Rochester, MN, near the Mayo Clinic, and Bloomington, MN, with a destination at the Mall of America. Overall, the carrier covers 83 routes and is particularly popular for its daily buses between Madison and Milwaukee.

Easily recognizable by their vibrant red, white, and black color scheme and sweater-wearing badger mascot, Badger Bus coaches have a variety of amenities to improve the onboard experience. Passengers can enjoy free reliable Wi-Fi, comfortable seats with plenty of room and outlets, and clean restroom facilities. Badger Bus also takes pride in providing friendly, helpful service from their drivers and staff, all while offering low prices and convenient routes.

Badger Bus has partnered with Wanderu since 2016, making it easy to search bus schedules, routes, and deals on Wanderu with no additional cost or fees. Get the best price on Badger Bus tickets for as low as £8.19 through Wanderu to plan your next trip.

Badger Bus Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
ToiletToilet
Power pointPower point
WiFiWiFi

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Badger Bus coach coverage

Daily Trips91
stations12
cities7
countries1

What travelers are saying about Badger Bus

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Badger Bus had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 24 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 18 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 34 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 33 reviews
“The coach got there on time.”
based on 37 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 35 reviews
“The coach was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 35 reviews

Badger Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Badger Bus

(Based on 40 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.3

Timeliness

4.8

Staff

4.5

Value

4.0

Condition

4.6

Badger Bus passenger reviews

5.0

Ejura

25 January 2023- Business

Madison to Milwaukee

Pros: It was comfortable, the driver kept to schedule and the driver was very polite. Cons: Nothing. It's awesome.

Pros: It was comfortable, the driver kept to schedule and the driver was very polite. Cons: Nothing. It's awesome.

4.0

Rachel

21 December 2022- Visiting family

Minneapolis to Madison

Pros: Easy way to get to Madison without driving myself. Cons: Bus driver was an aggressive driver - it was snowing, raining, and icy and he just did not change his driving skills to the whether at hand. Tips: No outlets on bus.

Pros: Easy way to get to Madison without driving myself. Cons: Bus driver was an aggressive driver - it was snowing, raining, and icy and he just did not change his driving skills to the whether at hand. Tips: No outlets on bus.

4.0

Katherine

27 November 2022- Solo travel

Madison to Minneapolis

Pros: Very comfortable ride and nice workers. Cons: Seat belts needed attention. My seat belt could not connect. Tips: Bring water and snacks.

Pros: Very comfortable ride and nice workers. Cons: Seat belts needed attention. My seat belt could not connect. Tips: Bring water and snacks.

5.0

Yesica

7 November 2022- Regular commuter

Milwaukee to Madison

I liked how the seatings were pretty good to have a bit distance between the passengers and it was very peaceful as it was quiet.

I liked how the seatings were pretty good to have a bit distance between the passengers and it was very peaceful as it was quiet.

5.0

John

6 November 2022- Visiting family

Madison to Minneapolis

Pros: Able to enjoy the beautiful carefree ride to Minneapolis. Cons: Better luggage storage. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the views.

Pros: Able to enjoy the beautiful carefree ride to Minneapolis. Cons: Better luggage storage. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the views.

Badger Bus Routes & Network

Badger Bus’s coach network features 83 coach routes that connect 7 cities serving 12 stations. On average, Badger Bus performs about 91 coach trips every day. The top cities to which Badger Bus offers the highest number of daily coach service include Madison and Milwaukee.

Top Cities Served by Badger Bus

CityRouteEarliest coachLatest coach
Madison212:35 pm3:35 am
Milwaukee212:30 pm4:15 am
Minneapolis24:00 pm8:35 pm
Johnson Creek212:30 pm3:00 am
Brookfield212:30 pm3:20 am
Eau Claire24:00 pm10:40 pm
Menomonie24:00 pm9:30 pm

Most popular Badger Bus routes

The coach from Madison to Milwaukee is Badger Bus’s most popular route. Trips from Brookfield to Milwaukee and Minneapolis to Milwaukee are also highly popular.

Top Badger Bus routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Madison to Milwaukee221h 46m£16
Brookfield to Milwaukee80h 34m£8
Minneapolis to Milwaukee47h 26m£46
Eau Claire to Madison13h 0m£38
Minneapolis to Eau Claire22h 12m£22
Madison to Johnson Creek120h 33m£12
Milwaukee to Johnson Creek81h 5m£12
Madison to Brookfield131h 13m£16
Minneapolis to Madison15h 1m£38

Badger Bus Cancellation Policy

Badger Bus tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled. It’s always a good idea to double check your travel details before completing your booking, especially for non-refundable tickets.

Badger Bus tickets can be rescheduled up to 1 hour before the original departure time. A 10% change fee will apply. To quickly and easily change your trip online, go to Badger Bus’ website to log in or create an account, look up your reservation, and make your desired changes.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and other helpful benefits, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You may be reimbursed if you cancel your bus trip due to covered reasons such as required work shifts, extreme weather, or illness. If you need to change your ticket, you can also file a claim to have the Badger Bus change fee reimbursed.

Badger Bus Coach Guide & FAQs

Do Badger Bus coaches have WiFi?

Yes, Badger Bus offers WiFi on their coaches. Although most trips with Badger Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some coaches might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Badger Bus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the coach?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Badger Bus coaches. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Badger Bus might sometimes use replacement coach vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Badger Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Badger Bus has 91 scheduled coach trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Badger Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the coach?

Yes, Badger Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the coach. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Badger Bus’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Badger Bus’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on Badger Bus coaches?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Badger Bus coaches. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Badger Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most coaches do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Does Badger Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Badger Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Badger Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 91 Badger Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Badger Bus tickets start at just £8.19. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Badger Bus tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Badger Bus tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Badger Bus prices with trips offered by other coach companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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