Cheap bus tickets fromMadison to Chicago

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traveling from Madison to Chicago by bus

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day29
bus carriers3
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Madison to Chicago?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from Madison to Chicago is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Madison to Chicago were $24.98. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $14.99 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Madison to Chicago by bus is at 1:00 PM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 PM 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.

How many daily bus trips are there from Madison to Chicago?

On average there are 29 bus trips per day. Van Galder has the most options for departures from Madison to Chicago, with an average of 23 trips per day and 478 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers currently travel from Madison to Chicago. Of the 29 trips there are 28 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train options from Madison start at $45.00.

bus lines that run from Madison to Chicago

Van Galder

Van Galder operates, on average, 23 bus schedule(s) from Madison to Chicago. The average Van Galder ticket to Chicago costs $26.91. Cheap Van Galder tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $25.00. In Madison, Van Galder departs from 4 Collins Ct and 1 other station. In Chicago, Van Galder arrives at S Canal St north of Jackson Blvd and no other station.

An average trip on Van Galder from Madison to Chicago takes 3 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Van Galder trip will get you to Chicago in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Van Galder offers 24 trips per day and you could expect to pay $26.91 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Van Galder
Van Galder
Extra legroom
USB power
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 49m
Avg. Price
$26.91

Megabus

Megabus operates, on average, 3 bus schedule(s) from Madison to Chicago. The average Megabus ticket to Chicago costs $26.53. Cheap Megabus tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $10.00. In Madison, Megabus departs from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and no other station. In Chicago, Megabus arrives at W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Madison to Chicago takes 3 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Chicago in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $27.64 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Megabus
Megabus
Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 42m
Avg. Price
$26.53

Greyhound

Greyhound operates, on average, 2 bus schedule(s) from Madison to Chicago. The average Greyhound ticket to Chicago costs $23.15. Cheap Greyhound tickets to Chicago are available on Wanderu starting from $16.00. In Madison, Greyhound departs from 4 Collins Ct and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Greyhound Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Madison to Chicago takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $24.05 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Greyhound
Greyhound
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 15m
Avg. Price
$23.15

Plan your next adventure:

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