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About Badger Bus

Established in 1920, Badger Bus is a family-owned bus company with service in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is particularly known for its daily buses between Madison and Milwaukee, which makes it a popular choice among University of Wisconsin students. It has multiple stops in both cities, including on the campuses of UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee. Other cities serviced by Badger Bus include Rochester, MN where it has a stop near the Mayo Clinic and Bloomington, MN where it stops at the Mall of America.


Badger Bus bus coverage

Daily Trips39

Badger Bus bus amenities

Badger Bus
Air conditioningAir conditioning
Power outletPower outlet

Badger Bus reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Badger Bus
Based on 8 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Badger Bus reviews from Wanderu customers
Jose Antonio
January 1, 2020Solo travel
Very nice experience for my money
November 11, 2019Visiting family
It was nice and warm on the bu, and I had my own seat.
More outlets available, better working wifi
Do not eat nasty food before riding the bus because your breath smells bad and it bother other people.
September 24, 2019Business
September 15, 2019Visiting friends
September 13, 2019Visiting friends
The bus was on time.
It is too expensive.
Don’t sit by people talking on the phone. Don’t expect the wifi to work either.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Badger Bus buses have WiFi?

Yes, Badger Bus offers WiFi on their buses. Although most trips with Badger Bus will have WiFi as advertised, some buses might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Badger Bus WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the bus?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Badger Bus buses. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Badger Bus might sometimes use replacement bus vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Badger Bus's schedule?

On a typical day, Badger Bus has 39 scheduled bus trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Badger Bus does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the bus?

Yes, Badger Bus requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the bus. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Are there bathrooms on Badger Bus buses?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Badger Bus buses. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Badger Bus does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most buses do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Does Badger Bus offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Badger Bus focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap Badger Bus tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 39 Badger Bus trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Badger Bus tickets start at just $10.00. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

Eau Claire to Madison
Travel dateSun Nov 29
Lowest price$53.00
Madison to La Crosse
Travel dateSun Nov 29
Lowest price$46.00
Brookfield to Milwaukee
Travel dateFri Nov 27
Lowest price$10.00
Menomonie to Madison
Travel dateSun Nov 29
Lowest price$56.00
Johnson Creek to Brookfield
Travel dateFri Nov 27
Lowest price$13.00