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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

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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 - N. Lake St. between Johnson and Dayton Streets


Please check your reservation for the correct location of your bus stop in Chicago!

All 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 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.

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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