There are 7 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Madison by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Madison (MSN) DTW - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Frances

$172 - $914

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Bus Greyhound Canada  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL 5509 / 5534
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$43 - $90

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Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Milwaukee (MKE) DTW - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$210 - $491

Train, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$94 - $209

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$64 - $138

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Madison 395 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Madison. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Madison via Chicago, Il and Milwaukee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 53 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Madison is 294 miles. The road distance is 395 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Ann Arbor to Madison, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Madison bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ann Arbor, Mi station.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Madison Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Ann Arbor to Madison bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Madison station.

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Madison is 1 h behind Ann Arbor. It is currently 12:36 PM in Ann Arbor and 11:36 AM in Madison.

Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Madison is 395 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Madison.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Madison Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Madison.
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  • Distance: 294.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Madison via Chicago, Il, Milwaukee, Wi, and Milwaukee in around 8 h 53 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Frances
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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