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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day48
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How to book cheap Milwaukee to Madison bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Milwaukee to Madison is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Milwaukee to Madison were $17.56. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average $13.00 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 at 6:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 2:00 PM on Wednesday 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.

Badger Bus from Milwaukee to Madison has the most daily schedules

On average there are 48 bus trips per day. Badger Bus has the most options for departures from Milwaukee to Madison, with an average of 45 trips per day and 710 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers currently travel from Milwaukee to Madison. Of the 48 trips there are 48 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

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 $20.00. There are 45 Badger Bus schedules from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $21.36 for a Badger Bus ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Badger Bus departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave and 2 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 44 minutes, while the fastest available Badger Bus trip will get you to Madison in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Badger Bus offers 49 trips per day and you could expect to pay $21.34 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Air conditioning
Restroom
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WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 44m
Avg. Price
$21.36

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Milwaukee to Madison from $12.00. There are 1 Greyhound schedules from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $15.85 for a Greyhound ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Greyhound departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave and no other station. In Madison, Greyhound arrives at 4 Collins Ct and no other station.

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 and you could expect to pay $17.11 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 23m
Avg. Price
$15.85

Megabus

Book Megabus from Milwaukee to Madison from $1.00. There are 3 Megabus schedules from Milwaukee to Madison and you can expect on average to pay $15.13 for a Megabus ticket to Madison. In Milwaukee, Megabus departs to Madison from Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave and no other station. In Madison, Megabus arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and no other station.

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 and you could expect to pay $15.52 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Green certified
Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 30m
Avg. Price
$15.13

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Madison from $20.00. There are 6 Amtrak Thruway schedules 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 and no other station. In Madison, Amtrak Thruway arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and no other station.

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 and you could expect to pay $20.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Madison.

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

Jefferson Lines

Book Jefferson Lines from Milwaukee to Madison from $15.00. There are 1 Jefferson Lines schedules 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 and no other station. In Madison, Jefferson Lines arrives at UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St and no other station.

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 weekend getaway trip to Madison.

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

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 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, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd.
  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
  • Mitchell Airport - 5300 S Howell Ave
  • 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, 2902 E Washington Ave, E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave, 4 Collins Ct are the main bus stations in Madison for trips arriving from Milwaukee.
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
  • 2902 E Washington Ave
  • E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave
  • 4 Collins Ct