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There are 8 ways to get from Madison to Cottage Grove by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to St Paul, MN Chicago

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Bus, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Portage 112
  2. Take the train from Portage Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Empire Builder

Bus via MSP Terminal 1 Transit Station  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN 966

Drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Drive from Madison to Cottage Grove 265.9 miles

Line 02 bus to Madison, fly, line 363 bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the line 02 bus from W Johnson & N Lake to North Transfer Point
  2. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Minneapolis (MSP) MSN - MSP
  3. Take the line 363 bus from 5th St & Sibley St / Wacouta St to Cottage Grove P&R & W Point Douglas Rd S

Bus to Milwaukee, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Minneapolis (MSP) MKE - MSP

Bus to Appleton, fly  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Appleton, WI
  2. Fly from Appleton (ATW) to Minneapolis (MSP) ATW - MSP

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Chicago - OHare Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Minneapolis (MSP) ORD - MSP

Madison to Cottage Grove by bus

The bus journey time between Madison and Cottage Grove is around 11h and covers a distance of around 274 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 43m. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 40m. Operated by Megabus and Metro Transit, the Madison to Cottage Grove bus service departs from Madison - Langdon & N Park and arrives in Cottage Grove P&R & W Point Douglas Rd S. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 17m
Layover time:
5h 43m
Total time:
11h

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
5h 40m
Bus distance:
274 miles
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
$43
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:15
Last bus departs at:
12:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madison to Cottage Grove bus schedules

Madison → Cottage Grove
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The cheapest way to get from Madison to Cottage Grove is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Madison to Cottage Grove is to drive. Taking this option will cost $26 - $40 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Cottage Grove. However, there are services departing from Madison - Langdon & N Park and arriving at Cottage Grove P&R & W Point Douglas Rd S via 5th St & Sibley St / Wacouta St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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The distance between Madison and Cottage Grove is 215 miles. The road distance is 265.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Cottage Grove without a car is to bus which takes 6h 13m and costs $40 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Madison to Cottage Grove, including transfers.

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Madison to Cottage Grove bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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The quickest flight from Madison Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madison to Cottage Grove bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at St Paul, MN station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Cottage Grove is 266 miles. It takes approximately 4h 25m to drive from Madison to Cottage Grove.

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  • Distance: 215.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Cottage Grove, MN, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to St Paul, MN twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $300
Flights from Milwaukee to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Flights from Appleton to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portage Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to St Paul, MN
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$40 - $50
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison to Portage
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Bus from Madison to Appleton, WI
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
+1-858-800-8898
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
jeffersonlines.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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com
Metro Transit
Phone
+1 612-373-3333
Website
metrotransit.org
Bus from 5th St & Sibley St / Wacouta St to Cottage Grove P&R & W Point Douglas Rd S
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
metrotransit.org
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Madison Amtrak Bus Stop to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Milwaukee Intermodal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Lake St. to Chicago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Delta offers flights from Madison Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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