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About Van Galder

Van Galder is a popular bus company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Van Galder tickets by searching Overall, Van Galder serves 28 routes, connecting 5 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Van Galder runs an average of 315 trips per day and 5,362 trips per month. These bus trips range in price from €0.93 to €23.33 based on a variety of factors.

Van Galder Amenities

Extra legroomExtra legroom
USB powerUSB power


Van Galder bus coverage

Daily Trips315

Van Galder reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Van Galder

(Based on 21 reviews)

Ratings (Out of 5)










Van Galder passenger reviews



30 November 2019- Visiting family

Madison to Chicago

Pros: This was a very enjoyable trip at a time when it could have been hectic and less enjoyable because of weather conditions and holiday travel concerns. Our driver Don (Jordan I think) was extremely informative and in control the entire trip. Cons: Since everything exceeded any expectations it leaves little room for improvement in my opinion! Tips: Other than asking for Don as a driver don't worry about carryon luggage as it is readily available promptly upon arrival.



26 November 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: Not much. Cons: Bus broke down, arrived late to pickup and arrived late to drop off. Tips: Don’t take this bus.



27 October 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: Felt safe on the bus traveling. Cons: Driver more friendlier.



13 October 2019- Visiting family

Chicago to Madison

Pros: I just love NOT having to worry about driving at all. Cons: better WIFI.



28 September 2019- Vacation

Madison to Chicago

It would be very helpful to have additional information because there were multiple times that I was confused on timing or final destination.

Most popular Van Galder routes

The bus from South Beloit to Janesville is Van Galder’s most popular route. Trips from Chicago to Rockford and Rockford to Janesville are also highly popular.

Top Van Galder routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
South Beloit to Janesville110h 0m€1
Chicago to Rockford120h 0m€1
Rockford to Janesville110h 0m€1
Madison to South Beloit240h 0m€9
Chicago to Janesville120h 0m€23
Madison to Janesville240h 0m€1
Chicago to South Beloit120h 0m€23
Rockford to Madison210h 0m€1
Chicago to Madison250h 0m€23

Van Galder Bus Guide & FAQs

Yes, Van Galder offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Van Galder 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. Van Galder 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.

Van Galder currently only provides USB charging ports onboard their vehicles. With a USB plug you can charge most handheld devices like a smartphone, tablet or e-reader as long as you pack the right USB cable. USB plugs won’t allow you to power larger devices like laptops.

On a typical day, Van Galder has 315 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.

No, Van Galder 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.

No, Van Galder does not require an ID to board its buses at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

No, there are no bathrooms available on Van Galder buses. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Van Galder 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.

Yes, Van Galder requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the bus. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most buses.

Van Galder goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Van Galder offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between bus lines, but getting extra is always good.

How do I get the best deal on Van Galder tickets?

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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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