There are 7 ways to get from South Bend to Madison by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$76 - $153

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL 0352 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$32 - $60

5 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station Ssl
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Bus via Milwaukee, WI - Airport  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame 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 - General Mitchell International Airport to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison

$71 - $100

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Madison 242.3 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from South Bend  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Madison (MSN) SBN - MSN

$235 - $1,219

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly, line 02 bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN
  3. Take the line 02 bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake

$224 - $617

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Madison is 188 miles. The road distance is 242.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from South Bend to Madison, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Madison. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from South Bend to Madison via Chicago, IL and Chicago in around 6 h 42 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Madison hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
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 - $210
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
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
Schedules 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
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
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare T5
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Metro Transit-City of Madison
Website
cityofmadison.com
Bus from North Transfer Point to University & N Lake
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofmadison.com

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