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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Madison, line 27 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the line 27 bus from North Transfer Point to W Washington & Southwest

$198 - $548

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Bus via Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$31 - $52

8 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  4 h 9 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

$135 - $386

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dubuque (DBQ) ORD - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin

$216 - $420

Fly to Appleton, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Appleton (ATW) ORD - ATW
  2. Take the bus from Appleton, WI to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin

$268 - $647

Bus Lamers Bus Lines  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 112

$42 - $60

Bus Badger Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison College Connection

$44 - $56

Train, bus  •  5 h 53 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 - $84

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 21 min

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

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison 135.4 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Milwaukee, WI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Madison is 108 miles. The road distance is 135.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison via Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak and Milwaukee, WI in around 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.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
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
56 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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dubuque
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Appleton
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to W Washington & Southwest
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.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
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
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

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport.

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