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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$39 - $83

5 alternative options

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Airport SuperSaver, bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the Airport SuperSaver from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison

$56 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison 154.1 miles

$15 - $22

Subway, fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  3. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Frances

$198 - $563

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison

$137 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison. However, there are services departing from Chicago Midway Airport and arriving at Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Madison is 123 miles. The road distance is 154.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison, including transfers.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Chicago Midway Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison bus services, operated by Badger Bus, arrive at Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison is 154 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison.

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Map of how to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison.
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  • Distance: 123.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Madison, WI, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Madison every 4 hours, and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 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
Megabus
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Midway Airport to Terminal 5, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
airportsupersaver.com
Book at
airportsupersaver.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.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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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport.

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