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There are 7 ways to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus Megabus  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$49 - $91

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Bus Megabus  •  6h 54m

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

$34 - $63

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Milwaukee Intermodal Station  •  6h 59m

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

$65 - $147

Bus via Milwaukee Intermodal  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St

$59 - $108

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison 243.3 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from South Bend  •  6h 5m

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

$235 - $1,219

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Madison (MSN) ORD - MSN

$224 - $617

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Observatory & Elm via Chicago and Langdon & N Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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The distance between South Bend and University of Wisconsin–Madison is 189 miles. The road distance is 243.3 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 52m and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison, including transfers.

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South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to bus which takes 6h 54m and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 6h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Madison Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 13m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 52m

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

You can take a bus from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison via Chicago, IL, Chicago, Langdon & N Park, and Observatory & Elm in around 6h 54m. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Madison
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
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 South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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 to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison - Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Book at
megabus.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee Intermodal to UW Madison Langdon St
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
amtrak.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from South Bend to University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from South Bend Airport to Madison Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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