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Toledo - Madison Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Toledo to Madison. Traveling by train from Toledo to Madison usually takes 11 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance314 mi (505 km)
Fastest train9h 13m
Lowest price$101.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Toledo to Madison

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Mary Beth

December 21, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I was very pleased with train ride, as it arrived into Cgo pretty much on time compared to going to Toledo when it was two hours late. I have to give the bus driver, Troy, a 10. He was very courteous even though he had a passenger that was loud and very rude, cussing and yelling because we were diverted to O’Hare to pick up passengers that were left behind by another driver. Troy was very polite and courteous to this passenger while still taking care of the passengers boarding. I thanked him when he departed the trip in Janesville. He spoke to the disruptive passenger when the passenger got off the bus for explanation. After all the disruptive ness Troy was able to explain the situation and when the passenger got off at South Beloit he apologized to the bus passengers for his rudeness. We need more Troys. Cons: A better protective area at Dutch Mill Park and Ride. There are two shelters with only one short bench in each. In cold weather you are not able to stand there for an hour or more without getting very cold. We need a better shelter with less exposure to the cold. Tips: Be prepared for delays especially due to weather and traffic or unexpected rerouting. Be on time for your trip. Don’t make buses or trains have to hold departure because you are not ready to board. Understandable when you have a connecting train or bus delayed.

What is the price of a train ticket from Toledo to Madison?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Toledo and Madison cost $113.00, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 14 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $28.08 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Toledo to Madison often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $86. If you're thinking of traveling from Toledo to Madison during September, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $122 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in September, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Toledo to Madison?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak811h 11m$113.26
  • 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 Toledo to Madison every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $91.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Toledo 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 Toledo and Madison is approximately 314 miles, or 505 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 13 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.

Trains departing from Toledo to Madison tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Toledo at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Toledo.

City Information

Toledo

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Once an industrial powerhouse, Toledo houses many important cultural institutions in the state of Ohio. The city's premier tourist attraction is the Toledo Museum of Art, which houses important works by world-renowned artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. The museum also has separate sections dedicated to Japanese arts and African arts. Close to the museum itself is The Old West End, a historic quarter with many old buildings and ancient trees more than 100 years old. To get familiar with the local flora, head to the Toledo Botanical Garden to view its collection of herbs and local plants.

Toledo is famous for its many budget restaurants, which offer great foods at affordable price points. Some notable local establishments include Rudy's Hot Dogs and Gino's Pizza. If you can afford to splurge a bit, check out Fowl and Fodder, which uses local ingredients for its incredible dishes.

Bus and train service make it easy to travel to Toledo, and you can catch a flight at the Toledo Express Airport, just 14.2 miles away from the city center.

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 Toledo?

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Main departure station: MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

The majority of Toledo’s ground travel operates from MLK Plaza at 415 Emerald Ave. The station was named in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr and opened in 1950. The station offers today’s travelers many amenities, including customer service staff, restrooms, and a Subway on-site. The station serves Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from Chicago to Washington, D.C., as well as the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City. Intercity bus service on Jefferson Lines and Barons Bus Lines also runs through MLK Plaza.

All train stations in Toledo:

  • MLK Plaza - 415 Emerald Ave

Where is the train station in Madison?

Main arrival station: University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

Madison receives travelers from Toledo 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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