There are 4 ways to get from Madison to Wausau by bus, car or plane

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

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Stevens Point, WI - UW 111
  2. Take the bus from UW–Stevens Point to Wausau Transit 8145

$42 - $56

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Westfield, WI 111
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westfield, WI to Wausau, WI 8145

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Wausau 144.2 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) MSN - CWA

$216 - $1,031

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

You can take a bus from Madison to Wausau via Stevens Point, WI - UW and UW–Stevens Point in around 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Madison to Wausau hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Stevens Point, WI - UW
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from UW–Stevens Point to Wausau Transit
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Westfield, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stevens Point, WI–Univ. of Wisconsin to Wausau, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westfield, WI to Wausau, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madison to Wausau?

The distance between Madison and Wausau is 211 km. The road distance is 231 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madison to Wausau?

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Wausau is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Madison to Wausau?

The quickest way to get from Madison to Wausau is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs $14 - $21.

Is there a direct bus between Madison and Wausau?

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Wausau. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin and arriving at Wausau Transit via UW–Stevens Point. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Madison to Wausau?

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Madison to Wausau, including transfers.