Bus from Chicago to Madison

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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 - 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.

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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