There are 8 ways to get from St. Louis to Madison by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Madison  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Madison (MSN) STL - MSN

$136 - $286

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$52 - $111

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Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Milwaukee (MKE) STL - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$154 - $324

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) STL - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$128 - $312

Train, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station 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

$99 - $223

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 8960

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Cedar Rapids
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
  3. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 121

$112 - $176

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Madison 361.3 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Madison. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Madison - Langdon & N Park via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Madison is 312 miles. The road distance is 361.3 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Madison without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from St. Louis to Madison, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Madison bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Madison is to fly which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Madison Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 9 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Madison bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Madison - Langdon & N Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Madison is 361 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from St. Louis to Madison.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Madison Airport.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Madison.
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  • Distance: 311.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Madison, WI, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from St. Louis to Madison hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Madison via Chicago, Il and Chicago in around 10 h 32 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare via Decatur
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
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
Coach USA
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 St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com

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