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There are 4 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  1h 56m

  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

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Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St.

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Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  3h 42m

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

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison 135.3 miles

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Madison is around 2h 50m and covers a distance of around 140 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by Vangalder Bus, the Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus service departs from Chicago - OHare Airport and arrives in Madison, WI-Lake St.. Typically 96 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
2h 50m
Fastest bus time:
2h 50m
Bus distance:
140 miles
Buses per week:
96
Cheapest price:
$32
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:00
Last bus departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus schedules

Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) → Madison
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 16m.

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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 $140 - $350 and takes 1h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago - OHare Airport and arriving at Madison, WI-Lake St.. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 50m.

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It is 108 miles from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison. It is approximately 135.3 miles to drive.

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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 2h 50m and costs $32.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m 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 Vangalder Bus, depart from Chicago - OHare 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 O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, arrive at Madison, WI-Lake St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Madison is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m 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: 1h 56m

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

Vangalder Bus operates a bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St. every 2 hours. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Mitchell Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago - OHare Airport to Madison, WI-Lake St.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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