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

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 112

$72 - $102

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Bus via Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison

$74 - $98

Bus, train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  4. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$83 - $172

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria to Uptown Station
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Peoria to Madison 212 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from Peoria, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIA - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$213 - $502

Bus, fly to Madison  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN

$225 - $594

Bus, fly to Milwaukee  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison

$164 - $433

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The cheapest way to get from Peoria to Madison is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Peoria to Madison is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Peoria to Madison. However, there are services departing from Peoria and arriving at Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee, WI - Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Peoria and Madison is 166 miles. The road distance is 212 miles.

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The best way to get from Peoria to Madison without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Peoria to Madison, including transfers.

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Peoria to Madison bus services, operated by Peoria Charter Coach Company, depart from Peoria station.

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The quickest flight from Peoria Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Peoria to Madison bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, arrive at Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Peoria to Madison is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Peoria to Madison.

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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

What companies run services between Peoria, IL, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Peoria to Madison via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee, WI - Airport in around 8 h 59 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Peoria to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
53 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Megabus
Burlington Trailways
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Peoria Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Peoria to Peoria Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $23 - $28.

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