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*
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Chicago to Madison bus details
Our route M4 bus stops at 3 stops between Chicago and Madison. The bus sets off from Megabus stop on W Polk St. between S Clinton St and S Canal St and drops you off at Madison University of Wisconsin - Langdon St. and N Park Street Eastbound
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