There are 5 ways to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122
  2. Drive from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids

$30 - $39

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Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids 1486

$60 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Cedar Rapids 161.7 miles

$15 - $23

Fly from Madison  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSN - CID

$206 - $856

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 15 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 Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$152 - $732

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The cheapest way to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Cedar Rapids. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin and arriving at Gtc via Dubuque, IA and Cedar Rapids Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

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The distance between Madison and Cedar Rapids is 137 miles. The road distance is 161.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 57 min and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids, including transfers.

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Madison to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, depart from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin station.

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The best way to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids is to bus which takes 7 h 57 min and costs $55 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $900 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 47 min and has one stopover.

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Madison to Cedar Rapids bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Cedar Rapids station.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Cedar Rapids.
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  • Distance: 136.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Cedar Rapids, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Dubuque, IA, Cedar Rapids, and Cedar Rapids Airport in around 7 h 57 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Madison to Cedar Rapids hourly.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Madison to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Cedar Rapids is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Madison to Cedar Rapids.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Madison Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Cedar Rapids. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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