• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison by bus, train, car, shuttle 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  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  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

$61 - $94

7 alternative options

Bus via Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  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

$76 - $100

Train, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$76 - $165

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Bus #2  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare T5
  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

$96 - $117

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison 274.9 miles

$26 - $40

Shuttle, fly to Madison  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN

$254 - $614

Shuttle, fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - 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

$195 - $455

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 44 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Oakbrook Mall, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee, WI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

More details

The distance between Purdue University and University of Wisconsin–Madison is 225 miles. The road distance is 274.9 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 5 min and costs $60 - $95.

More details

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison, including transfers.

More details

Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

More details

The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport is the direct flight which takes 48 min.

Search flights

Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 224.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Oakbrook Mall, Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, Milwaukee, WI, and Madison - Langdon & N Park in around 8 h 5 min.

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

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $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
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.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
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
Megabus
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
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
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare T5
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.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
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

Trips to University of Wisconsin–Madison