There are 10 ways to get from Madison to Omaha by plane, bus, shuttle, car or train

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Recommended option

Fly Madison to Omaha  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Omaha (OMA) MSN - OMA

$186 - $956

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago, IL  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1205 / ...

$90 - $130

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Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Omaha  •  6 h 40 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 Omaha (OMA) ORD - OMA

$162 - $332

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly to Omaha  •  7 h 36 min

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

$172 - $382

Fly Madison to Lincoln, shuttle  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Lincoln (LNK) MSN - LNK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha

$283 - $1,267

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Lincoln, shuttle  •  8 h 7 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 Lincoln (LNK) ORD - LNK
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha

$329 - $413

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Sioux City, drive  •  6 h 57 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 Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX
  3. Drive from Sioux City to Omaha

$208 - $1,643

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA 122
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE

$103 - $148

Bus, train  •  13 h 44 min

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

$121 - $265

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Omaha 428.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Madison to Omaha is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Omaha is to fly which costs $180 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Omaha. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin and arriving at Omaha, NE via Dubuque, IA and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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The distance between Madison and Omaha is 360 miles. The road distance is 428.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Omaha without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Madison to Omaha, including transfers.

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Madison to Omaha 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 Omaha is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $180 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 13 h.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 22 min and has one stopover.

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Madison to Omaha bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Omaha.
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  • Distance: 359.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Omaha, NE, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Madison to Omaha hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madison to Omaha via Dubuque, IA and Des Moines, IA in around 13 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Omaha via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to Lincoln via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Madison to Lincoln via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Madison to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Madison to Lincoln via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Omaha via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Omaha Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Book 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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Omaha is 429 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Madison to Omaha.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Madison Airport to Omaha Airport.

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