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There are 8 ways to get from Champaign to Madison by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus Megabus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$52 - $105

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Bus via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL - ISR to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St

$59 - $104

Train, bus via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana 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

$70 - $163

Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966 / ...

$53 - $114

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Champaign to Madison 252.1 miles

$24 - $40

Fly from Champaign, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CMI - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St

$159 - $516

Train, fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Homewood to Van Buren St.
  3. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  4. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Frances

$233 - $633

Bus to Decatur, fly, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
  2. Fly from Decatur (DEC) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DEC - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St

$109 - $175

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Madison. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL - ISR and arriving at UW Madison Langdon St via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee Intermodal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 46m.

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The distance between Champaign and Madison is 214 miles. The road distance is 252.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 46m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7h 46m to get from Champaign to Madison, including transfers.

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Champaign to Madison bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Champaign, IL - ISR station.

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The quickest flight from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Champaign to Madison bus services, operated by Badger Bus, arrive at UW Madison Langdon St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Madison is 252 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Champaign to Madison.

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  • Distance: 214.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Champaign to Madison via Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, and Milwaukee Intermodal in around 7h 46m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Decatur to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 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 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
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Homewood Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 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
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Champaign, IL - ISR to Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. ISR to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
Book at
busline.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Badger Bus
Website
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
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 Champaign, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
Bus from Champaign, Il to Decatur, Il
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
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
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

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Chicago O'Hare 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 Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs $18 - $23.

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