There are 5 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.

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Stevens Point, WI - UW 112
  2. Take the bus from UW–Stevens Point to Wausau Transit 210 / ...

$38 - $54

4 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Portage, WI - Amtrak 112
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Portage, WI – Amtrak to Wausau, WI 8145

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Wausau 144.2 miles

$14 - $21

Fly from Madison  •  5 h 4 min

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

$216 - $1,031

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 8 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 Wausau/Marshfield (CWA) ORD - CWA

$192 - $607

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

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

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The distance between Madison and Wausau is 132 miles. The road distance is 144.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Madison to Wausau, including transfers.

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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 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Wausau/Marshfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Wausau.
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  • Distance: 131.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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 5 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Madison to Wausau hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wausau/Marshfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Madison to Wausau/Marshfield via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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
$24 - $40
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from UW–Stevens Point to Wausau Transit
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Stevens Point, WI–Univ. of Wisconsin to Wausau, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portage, WI – Amtrak to Wausau, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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

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