The distance between Madison to Chicago is 122.40 miles or 196.93 km. A train trip from Madison to Chicago typically takes 4 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 3 hours and 29 minutes to get from Madison to Chicago.
Going from Madison to Chicago by train takes over 4 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.
On Friday trains from Madison to Chicago are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.
Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Chicago. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to Chicago route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to Chicago, usually offering 4 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison to Chicago, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Madison to Chicago, which start at $10.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Madison to Chicago start from $45.00, and on average cost $45.40. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Chicago. Amtrak in Madison leaves from UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St, And in Chicago trains arrive at Union Station - 225 S Canal St,
From Madison to Chicago train travel on Amtrak takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Chicago faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 29 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $45.00 for a one-way train ticket to Chicago.