There are 8 ways to get from Madison to Buffalo 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Madison  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Buffalo (BUF) MSN - BUF

$186 - $1,121

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus, Thru-Bus  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
  3. Take the Thru-Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY

$56 - $139

6 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Buffalo (BUF) ORD - BUF

$152 - $417

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Buffalo (BUF) MDW - BUF

$162 - $447

Bus  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny 212

$91 - $188

Bus, train  •  15 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$123 - $300

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak

$142 - $360

Drive  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Buffalo 682.8 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Buffalo is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Buffalo is to fly which costs $180 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 6 min.

More details

The distance between Madison and Buffalo is 535 miles. The road distance is 682.8 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Madison to Buffalo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Buffalo. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Buffalo, Ny via Clinton & Jackson, Chicago, Il and Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Madison to Buffalo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Clinton & Jackson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, and Cleveland, Oh in around 15 h 3 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Madison to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 - $210
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Greyhound USA
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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, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
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 Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $27
Standard Fare
$21 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $35

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