There are 4 ways to get from Madison to Columbus by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Columbus, WI - Amtrak 105 & 106

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Madison to Columbus 28.1 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Columbus 28.1 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Madison to Columbus 28.1 miles

$40 - $55

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

Lamers Bus Lines operates a bus from Madison to Columbus once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h.

Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Other operators
Uber Madison
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Madison to Columbus
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$40 - $55
uberXL
$75 - $95
Taxi from Madison to Columbus
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Union Cab of Madison
Phone
+1 608-242-2000
Website
unioncab.coop
Green Cab of Madison
Phone
+1 608-255-1234
Website
greencabmadison.com
Madison Taxi
Phone
+1 608-255-8294
Website
madtaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madison to Columbus?

The distance between Madison and Columbus is 43 km. The road distance is 45 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Columbus is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 34 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Madison to Columbus is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs $90 - $110.

Is there a direct bus between Madison and Columbus?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin and arriving at Columbus, WI - Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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

The bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Columbus, WI - Amtrak takes 1 h including transfers and departs once daily.