There are 6 ways to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Notre Dame O´hare-Notre Dame

$57 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 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 Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport Ssl

$70 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Madison to University of Notre Dame 241.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Madison to South Bend  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to South Bend (SBN) MSN - SBN

$234 - $1,219

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to South Bend  •  5 h 33 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 South Bend (SBN) ORD - SBN

$330 - $645

Fly Madison to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSN - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Notre Dame

$221 - $599

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The cheapest way to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to University of Notre Dame. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park and arriving at Notre Dame via Chicago O'Hare Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Madison and University of Notre Dame is 188 miles. The road distance is 241.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $55 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame, including transfers.

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Madison to University of Notre Dame bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park station.

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The best way to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame is to bus which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $55 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to South Bend Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 43 min and has one stopover.

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Madison to University of Notre Dame bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Notre Dame station.

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Map of how to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame.
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  • Distance: 188.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and University of Notre Dame, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to University of Notre Dame via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Chicago O'Hare Airport, and Notre Dame in around 6 h 36 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Madison to University of Notre Dame hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
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
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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