There are 8 ways to get from Cleveland to Madison by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Madison  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Madison (MSN) CLE - MSN

$156 - $856

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$47 - $74

6 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Milwaukee (MKE) CLE - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$154 - $804

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CLE - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$154 - $552

Train, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$106 - $244

Bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$73 - $162

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Drive  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Madison 493.1 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Madison. However, there are services departing from Cleveland and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Madison is 411 miles. The road distance is 493.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Madison without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Cleveland to Madison, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Cleveland station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Madison is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs and takes 10 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Madison Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Cleveland to Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Madison is 1 h behind Cleveland. It is currently 6:24 PM in Cleveland and 5:24 PM in Madison.

Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Madison is 493 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to drive from Cleveland to Madison.

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  • Distance: 410.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Cleveland to Madison hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Madison via Chicago, IL and Chicago in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Cleveland Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
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
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
Coach USA
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Cleveland to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
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 Cleveland, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
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, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Madison Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs .

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