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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day47
bus carriers5
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How to book cheap Milwaukee to Madison bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Milwaukee to Madison is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Milwaukee to Madison were $18.11. By booking 22 days out, tickets are on average $14.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Milwaukee to Madison by bus is usually around 3:00 PM on Monday. 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. Around 2:00 PM on 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.

Badger Bus from Milwaukee to Madison has the most daily schedules

On average there are 47 scheduled bus trips per day. Badger Bus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Milwaukee to Madison, with an average of 44 trips per day and 682 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Milwaukee to Madison. Of the 47 trips there are 47 trips that are direct connections to Madison.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Milwaukee to Madison starts at $28.00.

5 carriers offer Milwaukee to Madison bus trips

Badger Bus

Book Badger Bus from Milwaukee to Madison from $12.50. There are 44 trips per day offered by Badger Bus from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $21.39 for a Badger Bus ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Badger Bus departs to Madison from Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave and 3 other stations. In Madison, Badger Bus arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on Badger Bus from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available Badger Bus trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Badger Bus offers 45 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $21.41 for a weekend trip to Madison.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 43m
Avg. Price
$21.39

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Milwaukee to Madison from $15.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $18.71 for a Greyhound ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Greyhound departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Madison, Greyhound arrives at 4 Collins Ct,

An average trip on Greyhound from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19.69 for a weekend trip to Madison.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 23m
Avg. Price
$18.71

Megabus

Book Megabus from Milwaukee to Madison from $1.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Megabus from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $16.44 for a Megabus ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Megabus departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Madison, Megabus arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St,

An average trip on Megabus from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.54 for a weekend trip to Madison.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 30m
Avg. Price
$16.44

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Madison from $20.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $20.00 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Amtrak Thruway departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Madison, Amtrak Thruway arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $20.00 for a weekend trip to Madison.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 35m
Avg. Price
$20.00

Jefferson Lines

Book Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Madison from $15.00. Typically there is one Jefferson Lines schedule per day from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $15.00 for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Jefferson Lines departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, In Madison, Jefferson Lines arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St,

An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $15.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 26m
Avg. Price
$15.00

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have bus departures from Milwaukee. Most bus trips to Madison will depart from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave, Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave, Summerfest Stop - E Michigan St, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd.
  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave
  • Summerfest Stop - E Michigan St
  • 2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Bus trips arrive in Madison at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St, E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave, 2902 E Washington Ave, 4 Collins Ct are the main bus stations in Madison for trips arriving from Milwaukee.
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
  • E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave
  • 2902 E Washington Ave
  • 4 Collins Ct