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Winona - Madison Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Winona to Madison. Traveling by train from Winona to Madison usually takes 10 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance132 mi (213 km)
Fastest train8h 29m
Lowest price$42.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Winona to Madison?

The average price for a train ticket from Winona to Madison is $78.92, By booking your trip at least 9 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $41.45 more.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Winona to Madison, with the average price at just $86. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to $167. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Winona to Madison?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Winona to Madison. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak810h 19m$118.57
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 8 Amtrak trains from Winona to Madison every day, as well as 12 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $42.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Winona to Madison, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Winona and Madison is approximately 132 miles, or 213 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 29 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains 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 train 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Winona to Madison on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Winona at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Madison to Winona.

City Information

Madison

Consistently ranking high on the lists of the best places to live in the USA, Madison still maintains its quaint and idyllic small-town vibe despite being the capital city of Wisconsin. Sitting among the city’s most iconic and most popular landmarks is the Madison Memorial Union, which is located within the campus of the University of Madison. The building features a lakeview terrace filled with colorful chairs, allowing visitors to chill out and enjoy the sun. If you are interested in the history of the state or architecture as a whole, head over to the State Capitol building, which was built between 1906 and 1917. The building features lavish council chambers, which were modeled after the famous Doge’s Palace in Venice, along with other architectural highlights. If you wish to stay close to nature, the Olbrich Botanical garden, with its famous Thai Pavilion and Garden, will certainly be a great choice.

As a college city, Madison features numerous cutting-edge establishments that will make your mouth water. For some of the best dining views in town, head over to Graze, where you can also grab some of the best cheese curds in Madison. If you want to enjoy the best brunch in town, Sardine might have what you need.

The busiest bus/train station in Madison is located on Collins Ct. The city is served by the Dane County Regional Airport, 6 miles northeast of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Winona?

Main departure station: 65 E Mark St

There is one train station in Winona.

All train stations in Winona:

  • 65 E Mark St

Where is the train station in Madison?

Main arrival station: University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

Madison receives travelers from Winona at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Madison:

  • University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

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