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Madison to Saint Cloud bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$22.00
Shortest Duration8h 30m
Trips per day3
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Madison to Saint Cloud cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Madison to Saint Cloud were $39.50.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Madison to Saint Cloud is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 12 days out, tickets are on average $71.22 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Madison to Saint Cloud?

The distance between Madison and Saint Cloud is approximately 291.45 miles, or 468.93 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 15 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Madison to Saint Cloud?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Madison to Saint Cloud by bus is usually on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Madison to Saint Cloud?

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. Jefferson Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Madison to Saint Cloud, with an average of 3 trips per day and 45 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Madison to Saint Cloud. Of the 3 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Madison to Saint Cloud start at $74.00.

2 carriers offer Madison to Saint Cloud bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Madison to Saint Cloud from $22.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Madison to Saint Cloud and you can expect on average to pay $39.17 for a Greyhound ticket to Saint Cloud. In Madison, Greyhound departs to Saint Cloud from 4 Collins Ct, In Saint Cloud, Greyhound arrives at 4325 Clearwater Rd and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Madison to Saint Cloud takes 13 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Saint Cloud in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $44.17 for a weekend trip to Saint Cloud.

Avg. Time
13h 40m
Avg. Price
$39.17

Jefferson Lines

Book Jefferson Lines from Madison to Saint Cloud from $77.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Madison to Saint Cloud and you can expect on average to pay $88.52 for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Saint Cloud. In Madison, Jefferson Lines departs to Saint Cloud from N Lake & W Johnson (NB), In Saint Cloud, Jefferson Lines arrives at St Cloud State University and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Madison to Saint Cloud takes 15 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Saint Cloud in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $93.76 for a weekend trip to Saint Cloud.

Avg. Time
15h 30m
Avg. Price
$88.52

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Saint Cloud will depart from these stations in Madison:
  • N Lake & W Johnson (NB)
  • 4 Collins Ct
Buses arrive in Saint Cloud at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Saint Cloud for trips arriving from Madison:
  • 510 1st St S
  • 4325 Clearwater Rd
  • St Cloud State University

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