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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Madison by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly Chicago Midway to Cleveland, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Cleveland (CLE)
  2. Take the bus from Rockwell Ave. & W. Mall Dr. to Madison Park-N-Ride

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Chester Ave. at the Greyhound Station to Madison Park-N-Ride

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland, bus

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cleveland (CLE)
  2. Take the bus from Rockwell Ave. & W. Mall Dr. to Madison Park-N-Ride

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Erie, drive

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Erie (ERI)
  2. Drive from Erie to Madison

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Rockwell Ave. & W. Mall Dr. to Madison Park-N-Ride

Bus via Chicago Amtrak

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak to Cleveland
  2. Take the bus from Chester Ave. at the Greyhound Station to Madison Park-N-Ride

Drive

  1. Drive from Chicago to Madison
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Madison is to bus which costs $35 - $90 and takes 9h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Madison is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $550 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Madison. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Madison Park-N-Ride via Chester Ave. at the Greyhound Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 37m.

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The distance between Chicago and Madison is 341 miles. The road distance is 386.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 8m and costs $45 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Chicago to Madison, including transfers.

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Chicago to Madison bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Chicago station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Chicago to Madison bus services, operated by Laketran, arrive at Madison Park-N-Ride station.

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Madison is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 5:04 AM in Chicago and 6:04 AM in Madison.

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  • Distance: 340.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Madison, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Madison via Cleveland and Chester Ave. at the Greyhound Station in around 9h 37m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Erie
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Laketran
Phone
+1 888-525-3872
Email
laketran@laketran.com
Website
laketran.com
Bus from Rockwell Ave. & W. Mall Dr. to Madison Park-N-Ride
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
Bus from Chester Ave. at the Greyhound Station to Madison Park-N-Ride
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $100
Bus from Chicago Amtrak to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Madison is 387 miles. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Chicago to Madison.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Cleveland Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $1 - $5.

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