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There are 5 ways to get from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$19 - $30

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 56 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

$42 - $85

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 26 min

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

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison 143 miles

$14 - $21

Train, fly, line 02 bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Evanston to Clybourn
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  3. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & Princeton

$202 - $565

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The cheapest way to get from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison. However, there are services departing from Paulina & Howard Terminal and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Michigan & Washington and Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Evanston and University of Wisconsin–Madison is 114 miles. The road distance is 143 miles.

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The best way to get from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $19 - $30.

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison, including transfers.

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Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago 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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Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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  • Distance: 113.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Evanston, IL, USA and University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Evanston to University of Wisconsin–Madison 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
54 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Evanston to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.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
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.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
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & Princeton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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

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