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About Badger Bus

Established in 1920, Badger Bus is a family-owned bus company with service in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is particularly known for its daily buses between Madison and Milwaukee, which makes it a popular choice among University of Wisconsin students. It has multiple stops in both cities, including on the campuses of UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee. Other cities serviced by Badger Bus include Rochester, MN where it has a stop near the Mayo Clinic and Bloomington, MN where it stops at the Mall of America.

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Badger Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips25
stations11
cities7
countries1

Badger Bus bus amenities

Badger Bus
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Power outletPower outlet
WiFiWiFi

Badger Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Badger Bus

(Based on 14 reviews)

4.3
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.0

Timeliness

4.5

Staff

4.2

Value

3.5

Condition

4.4

Badger Bus passenger reviews

5.0

Jose Antonio

1 January 2020 - Solo travel

Pros: Everything. Cons: N/. Tips: Very nice experience for my money.

Pros: Everything. Cons: N/. Tips: Very nice experience for my money.

4.0

Karsyn

11 November 2019 - Visiting family

Pros: It was nice and warm on the bu, and I had my own seat. Cons: More outlets available, better working wifi. Tips: Do not eat nasty food before riding the bus because your breath smells bad and it bother other people.

Pros: It was nice and warm on the bu, and I had my own seat. Cons: More outlets available, better working wifi. Tips: Do not eat nasty food before riding the bus because your breath smells bad and it bother other people.

5.0

Tomo

24 September 2019 - Business

Wifi

Wifi

5.0

Daniel

15 September 2019 - Visiting friends

Pros: Price. Cons: N/A.

Pros: Price. Cons: N/A.

3.0

Mallory

13 September 2019 - Visiting friends

Pros: The bus was on time. Cons: It is too expensive. Tips: Don’t sit by people talking on the phone. Don’t expect the wifi to work either.

Pros: The bus was on time. Cons: It is too expensive. Tips: Don’t sit by people talking on the phone. Don’t expect the wifi to work either.

Badger Bus Bus Guide & FAQs

Do Badger Bus buses have WiFi?

Yes, Badger Bus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Badger Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses 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 bus?

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

Since Badger Bus might sometimes use replacement bus 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 25 scheduled bus 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 bus?

Yes, Badger Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. 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.

Are there toilets on Badger Bus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Badger Bus buses. 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 buses 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 25 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 DKK 62.72. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Milwaukee to Eau Claire
Travel DateFri 25 Jun
PriceDKK 332.42
Brookfield to Milwaukee
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 62.72
Brookfield to Johnson Creek
Travel DateTue 22 Jun
PriceDKK 81.54
Minneapolis to Johnson Creek
Travel DateSun 27 Jun
PriceDKK 319.81
Minneapolis to Eau Claire
Travel DateFri 25 Jun
PriceDKK 156.80