There are 7 ways to get from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) by bus, train, 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 via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport  •  3 h 38 min

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

$43 - $48

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL 8960

$2 - $4

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport

$30

Bus, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service

$48 - $59

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) 152.6 miles

$14 - $22

Line 02 bus to Madison, fly  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 02 bus from W Johnson & N Lake to North Transfer Point
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MSN - ORD

$207 - $572

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MKE - ORD

$146 - $434

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is to Amtrak Thruway which costs $2 - $4 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is to drive which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $14 - $22.

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The distance between Madison and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 197 km. The road distance is 244 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA?

Vangalder Bus operates a bus from Madison to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) hourly. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Milwaukee to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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.

Contact Details
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
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
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from W Johnson & N Lake to North Transfer Point
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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