There are 7 ways to get from Madison to Seattle 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  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Seattle (SEA) MSN - SEA

$166 - $268

Cheapest option

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Seattle (SEA) MKE - SEA

$165 - $599

5 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  8 h 51 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 Seattle (SEA) ORD - SEA

$172 - $364

Bus to Chicago Midway, fly  •  9 h 55 min

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

$222 - $394

Bus  •  43 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa

$287 - $468

Bus, train  •  44 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak 112
  2. Take the train from Portage Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station Empire Builder

$264 - $767

Drive  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Seattle 1974.6 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Madison to Seattle is to bus and fly which costs $170 - $370 and takes 8 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Seattle is to bus and fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Seattle. However, there are services departing from Madison - Langdon & N Park and arriving at Seattle, Wa via Minneapolis, MN and Missoula, Mt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 53 min.

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The distance between Madison and Seattle is 1626 miles. The road distance is 1974.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Seattle without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 53 min and costs $280 - $470.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Madison to Seattle, including transfers.

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Madison to Seattle bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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The best way to get from Madison to Seattle is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $160 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $470 and takes 43 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Seattle Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h and has one stopover.

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Madison to Seattle bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Seattle, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 1626.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Madison to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madison to Seattle via Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Missoula, MT, and Missoula, Mt in around 43 h 53 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madison to Seattle via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Madison to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Portage Amtrak to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$950 - $1,300
Bus operators
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
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $300
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
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
Megabus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com

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