There are 6 ways to get from Peoria to Madison by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Milwaukee  •  7 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 - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$72 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria to Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$50 - $73

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  4. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$94 - $204

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Peoria to Uptown Station
  2. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Peoria (PIA) to Madison (MSN) PIA - MSN

$217 - $1,132

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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 via Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 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 7 h 59 min and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 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 best way to get from Peoria to Madison is to bus which takes 7 h 59 min and costs $70 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Peoria Airport to Madison Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Peoria to Madison bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Madison station.

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Map of how to get from Peoria to Madison.
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  • Distance: 165.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 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 Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, and Milwaukee in around 7 h 59 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Peoria to Madison hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Peoria to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak 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
Coach USA
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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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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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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Peoria Airport to Madison Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Madison. Prices start at $72 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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