There are 3 ways to get from Madison to Waukesha by bus or car

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Bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners College Connection / ...

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, line 1 bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners 111
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Goerkes Corners Public Transit Street to Nw Barstow Street at Bank Street 1 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Waukesha 63.8 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Waukesha. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison and arriving at Nw Barstow Street at Bank Street via Goerkes Corners Public Transit Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Madison and Waukesha is 60 miles. The road distance is 63.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Waukesha without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Madison to Waukesha, including transfers.

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Madison to Waukesha bus services, operated by Badger Bus, depart from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison station.

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Madison to Waukesha bus services, operated by Badger Bus, arrive at Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Waukesha is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Madison to Waukesha.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Waukesha. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Waukesha.
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  • Distance: 59.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Waukesha, WI, USA?

Badger Bus operates a bus from Madison to Waukesha every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Lamers Bus Lines also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Waukesha County Transit
Website
ci.waukesha.wi.us
Bus from Goerkes Corners Public Transit Street to Nw Barstow Street at Bank Street
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
waukesha-wi.gov

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