There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly, line 02 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake

$198 - $548

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$19 - $33

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Bus Coach USA  •  3 h 45 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 to Madison 966

$42 - $68

Subway, train, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Clinton-Blue
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$50 - $100

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 fly and line 02 bus which costs $190 - $550 and takes 2 h 3 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 via Milwaukee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 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 3 h 45 min and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 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 51 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Madison 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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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 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 in around 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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 1-800-872-7245
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 University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Coach USA
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
Book 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
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 1-800-872-7245
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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