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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  •  4h 15m

  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  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$42 - $89

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Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Milwaukee (MKE) DTW - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to UW Madison Langdon St

$212 - $464

Train, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Wolverine
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$65 - $145

Train, bus via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  8h 58m

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

$83 - $203

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10h 25m

  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 / ...

$63 - $138

Drive  •  6h 35m

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Madison 395 miles

$35 - $60

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

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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 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Madison. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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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 bus which takes 8h 47m and costs $40 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Ann Arbor to Madison, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Madison bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, 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 1h 29m.

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Ann Arbor to Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Madison is 1h behind Ann Arbor. It is currently 10:50 PM in Ann Arbor and 9:50 PM in Madison.

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  • Distance: 294.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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 - 630 West Harrison Street and Chicago in around 8h 47m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
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
1h 29m
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
20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Jefferson Lines
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com

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

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

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There are 86+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35m and costs $7 - $11.

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