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Journey Information

Madison to Milwaukee bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 25m
Trips per day11
Bus lines4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Madison to Milwaukee
4.8
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Badger Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.8
Jose Antonio
5.0
January 1, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything
Cons
N/
Tips
Very nice experience for my money
Tomo
5.0
September 24, 2019Business
Cons
Wifi
Daniel
5.0
September 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Price
Cons
N/A
Kelly
5.0
July 15, 2019Visiting family
Cons
More space in seats, power outlets in each seat, better wifi. The wifi was bad.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Megan
5.0
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was very safe and showed great driving. The views were great and it went by quick.
Cons
The smell of the bus. Seems silly but it would be much more enjoyable to ride smelling nicer
Tips
Come with a smile and good attitude. Lots of room and big windows! Awesome bus to ride!
Julia
4.0
September 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I enjoyed the seating, it was very comfortable.
Cons
My bus arrived 25 minutes late, which was very concerning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Madison to Milwaukee?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $18.56 was the low point for bus fares from Madison to Milwaukee. Buses from Milwaukee to Madison are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $18.56 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.50 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 39 minutes to cover the 76 miles (122 kilometers) from Madison to Milwaukee. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 25 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Madison to Milwaukee for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Madison?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madison to Milwaukee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Madison to Milwaukee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Madison to Milwaukee; ticket prices start at $28.00.

What bus companies travel from Madison to Milwaukee?

There are 4 bus lines from Madison to Milwaukee. With 5 daily trips, Amtrak Thruway usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway51h 40m$20.00
Greyhound22h 17m$25.65
Jefferson Lines11h 25m$31.43
Megabus41h 36m$15.73

Where does the bus leave from in Madison?

Madison, Wisconsin has two bus stations with service to Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin
  • 4 Collins Ct
  • N Lake & W Johnson (NB)

Where does the bus arrive in Milwaukee?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave

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