There are 6 ways to get from Highland Park to Madison by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train, bus via Milwaukee  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Glenview Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$50 - $95

Cheapest option

Train, bus Megabus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Highland Park to Chicago OTC Up-N
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$22 - $34

4 alternative options

Line 423 bus, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 423 bus from Elm / Lincoln to Harlem CTA Station 423
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$40 - $77

Amtrak Thruway  •  6 h 33 min

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

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Highland Park to Madison 142.1 miles

$13 - $21

Train, fly, line 02 bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Highland Park 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 & N Lake

$200 - $562

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Highland Park to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Highland Park to Madison is to drive which costs $13 - $21 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Highland Park and Madison is 103 miles. The road distance is 142.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Highland Park to Madison, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Highland Park, IL, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Highland Park to Madison via Green Bay / Linden / Oak, Elm / Lincoln, Harlem CTA Station, Harlem-O'Hare, Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, Milwaukee, Wi, and Milwaukee in around 6 h 3 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
52 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glenview Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Highland Park to Chicago OTC
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Highland Park to Clybourn
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
Schedules 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
Megabus
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Elm / Lincoln to Harlem CTA Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $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
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

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