There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison by bus, train, car 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.

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Bus, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$79 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus via Milwaukee  •  7 h 37 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 to Madison 966

$74 - $112

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison 966

$87 - $181

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 18 min

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

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$74 - $88

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

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

$26 - $40

Fly to Madison, line 02 bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  2. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & Princeton

$254 - $614

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Milwaukee (MKE) ORD - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$194 - $483

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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.

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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.

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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 University & Princeton via Oakbrook Mall, Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport, Milwaukee and University & N Lake. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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

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The best way to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 37 min and costs $75 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Madison Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Madison station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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  • Distance: 224.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 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, Madison, University & N Lake, and University & Princeton in around 7 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
50 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Lafayette Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
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
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
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 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
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & Princeton
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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

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