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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  3 h 56 min

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

$172 - $914

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  9 h 41 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

$42 - $89

5 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 36 min

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

$210 - $491

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 28 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, bus  •  8 h 41 min

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

$95 - $209

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Madison is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Madison is to fly and line 02 bus which costs $170 - $950 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Ann Arbor to Madison, including transfers.

More details

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 28 min.

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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 28 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 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 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
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 - $210
Bus operators
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 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
Schedules 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
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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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $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 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Megabus

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