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Rides:Madison, WI Chicago, IL (12/08/2022)

3:35 hrs
UW Madison
Chicago (Downtown)
Half full
3:25 hrs
Dutch Mill Park & Ride
Chicago (Downtown)
Half full
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Madison (University of Wisconsin)

Madison (Dutch Mill Park & Ride)

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How long does it take to get from Madison to Chicago by bus?
The quickest bus trip from Madison to Chicago takes as little as 3 hours 25 minutes.
What is the distance between Madison and Chicago?
The bus route from Madison to Chicago covers 174 miles. FlixBus can bring you from Madison to Chicago in as little as 3 hours 25 minutes.
How much is the bus ticket between Madison and Chicago?
You can get from Madison to Chicago for as little as $35.99. On average, tickets for this connection cost $37.84.
What route does the bus from Madison to Chicago take?
There are direct connections from Madison to Chicago. Among them up to 1 buses running daily from Madison to Chicago, 1 are direct connections. The fastest bus on this connection has 3 stop(s).
How can I pay for the bus from Madison to Chicago?
You can buy your bus ticket from Madison to Chicago choosing your preferred payment method among card, Paypal, Google Pay, and more!
Where can I see if my bus from Madison to Chicago is on time?
You can track your bus location on our Real-Time Info Tool. Just select the relevant bus stop and check the time of arrival. Find out where your bus is and check if there are delays on the route.

Find the cheapest buses from Madison to Chicago

Getting from Madison to Chicago is cheap and easy when you travel with FlixBus. The two cities are 174 miles apart and traveling between the two takes as fast as 3 hours 25 minutes.
FlixBus tickets are always good value, but you can save even more money by booking online in advance. Book on the website or our FlixBus App in minutes, then simply use your phone as your ticket to board the bus.
Bus tickets between Madison and Chicago cost $37.84 on average, but you can get tickets for as low as $35.99 if you book in advance and/or outside of busy travel times, like weekends and holidays.

For a quick, easy and environmentally-conscious choice, travel with FlixBus.
We have a large network of 200 destinations, so you can trust us to take you from your desired departure city to your destination in comfort and style - all for great value.

Traveling from Madison to Chicago

It's easy to get from Madison to Chicago with FlixBus, with 1 direct buses per day.
You can expect a minimum of 3 stops on your journey. It can take a minimum time of 3 hours 25 minutes.
Bus travel is the most environmentally friendly way to travel long distances and we're working to make it even greener with high environmental standards across our fleet of buses, the use of alternative drive and fuel technologies, and the option for all passengers to offset their carbon emissions at the point of buying a ticket.
The average cost of bus travel between Madison and Chicago is $37.84, which makes bus travel far cheaper than any other method.

Taking the bus from Madison

Traveling from Madison and not familiar with it? Here's everything you need to know.
Madison is a transport hub with 2 bus station(s); the 8 connections departing from Madison every day take travelers both within the state and further afield.

Arriving in Chicago

Traveling to Chicago for the first time? Here's what you need to know:
Chicago is very well connected to other destinations on the FlixBus network, with 15 connections arriving in one of the 5 bus station(s) of the city, giving you easy access to all corners of the country.

What to expect onboard the FlixBus bus from Madison to Chicago

Getting from Madison to Chicago aboard a FlixBus bus means traveling in comfort and style, with all the services you need to keep you occupied. Most of our buses include free Wi-Fi onboard, an entertainment system, toilets and power outlets.
You can bring one carry-on and one check-in piece of luggage per passenger, so even if you're taking a long trip, you don't need to worry about traveling light.
All ticket holders are guaranteed a seat on our buses but if you want to reserve a seat, you can do so at the time of booking. Choose from a classic seat, table seat, panorama seat or extra seat.
Just book online or on our FlixBus App when purchasing your ticket using any of our available payment methods.

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