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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6 h 23 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 South Bend Amtrak

$92 - $168

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 3 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 T5 to Notre Dame

$59 - $75

5 alternative options

Bus, train via South Bend, IN  •  7 h 51 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 Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport Ssl

$73 - $122

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 32 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, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSN - ORD
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport

$218 - $588

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 T5, and Notre Dame in around 7 h 3 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to South Bend
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and University of Notre Dame is 301 km. The road distance is 386 km.

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.

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

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 T5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Madison to University of Notre Dame, including transfers.