Bus from Chicago to Madison
Book your bus ticket to Madison from Chicago today
Duration 2 hours 50 minutes (fastest time)
Departures Up to 30 services per day
Why travel with megabus?
Power outlets onboard*
Megabus RIDE onboard entertainment*
* Subject to availability
Chicago to Madison bus details
Our route VG bus stops at 5 stops between Chicago and Madison. The bus sets off from Van Galder bus stop at Union Station S Canal St north of Jackson Blvd. and drops you off at Dutch Mill Park and Ride
Please check your reservation for the correct location of your bus stop in Chicago!
All megabus.com and Windstar Lines operated arrivals AND departures are located at W Polk St. between S Clinton St and S Canal St.
Van Galder operated trips to/from Madison, WI will remain at their regular stop on S. Canal Street.
Plan your bus trip to Chicago
There are two bus stops located in Madison, WI - Please check your ticket for the correct boarding location, as not all buses serve both stops.
Madison - University of Wisconsin:
All megabus and Van Galder arrivals and departures will happen on the Eastbound side of Langdon Street near the intersection with N Park Street.
Madison - Dutch Mill Park and Ride:
The megabus.com stop for arrivals and departures in Madison is located at the bus shelter of the Dutch Mill Park & Ride, which is on the northeast side of the intersection of Routes 12/18 and Route 51. Free parking is available, but a 48-hour limit is posted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Madison by bus?
The fastest bus from Chicago to Madison takes 2 hours 50 minutes
When is the first bus from Chicago to Madison?
The earliest bus from Chicago to Madison leaves at 5:45 AM
When is the last bus from Chicago to Madison?
The latest bus from Chicago to Madison leaves at 11:59 PM
How many daily bus trips are there from Chicago to Madison?
Megabus runs up to 30 trips per day from Chicago to Madison