How to get from Champaign to Madison

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Recommended option

Train, bus Vangalder Bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Illini / ...

$63 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus Vangalder Bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. 1364 / ...

$51 - $77

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Milwaukee  •  7 h 15 min

  1. 966

$81 - $169

Bus via Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners  •  9 h 30 min

  1. 111

$69 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. 252.1 miles

$24 - $40

Fly from Champaign, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. CMI - ORD

$170 - $522

Train, fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. ORD - MSN

$229 - $628

Bus to Decatur, fly, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. DEC - ORD

$120 - $181

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Champaign to Madison via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, LaSalle, and Chicago, IL - Amtrak in around 6 h 51 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Decatur to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Homewood Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Homewood to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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
Bus from Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign - Illinois Terminal to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Frances
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Champaign and Madison is 343 km. The road distance is 403 km.

The cheapest way to get from Champaign to Madison is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Champaign to Madison is to drive which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $24 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Madison. However, there are services departing from Champaign - Illinois Terminal and arriving at Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Champaign to Madison, including transfers.