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Madison to Chicago bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day29
bus carriers3
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How to book cheap Madison to Chicago bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on 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 $25.18. 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 by bus from Madison to Chicago?

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

Van Galder from Madison to Chicago has the most daily schedules

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 459 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? Traveling by Train from Madison to Chicago starts at $45.00.

3 carriers offer Madison to Chicago bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Madison to Chicago from $17.00. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from Madison to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $27.07 for a Greyhound ticket to Chicago. In Madison, Greyhound departs to Chicago from 4 Collins Ct and no other station. In Chicago, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Madison to Chicago takes 4 hours and 36 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Chicago in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $28.57 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
4h 36m
Avg. Price
$27.07

Megabus

Book Megabus from Madison to Chicago from $10.00. There are 3 Megabus schedules from Madison to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $28.43 for a Megabus ticket to Chicago. In Madison, Megabus departs to Chicago 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 $29.77 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 42m
Avg. Price
$28.43

Van Galder

Book Van Galder from Madison to Chicago from $25.00. There are 23 Van Galder schedules from Madison to Chicago and you can expect on average to pay $26.83 for a Van Galder ticket to Chicago. In Madison, Van Galder departs to Chicago 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 23 trips per day and you could expect to pay $26.86 for a weekend getaway trip to Chicago.

Extra legroom
USB power
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 49m
Avg. Price
$26.83

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, Bus 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
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Dan Ryan Bus Station