There are 7 ways to get from St. Louis to Madison by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly to Madison  •  5 h 50 min

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

$136 - $286

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1158
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park

$50 - $107

5 alternative options

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$154 - $324

Train, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station 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

$99 - $223

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Madison is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Madison is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $330 and takes 5 h 30 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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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from St. Louis to Madison, including transfers.

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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 9 h 47 min.

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

United Airlines and American Airlines 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 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 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
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
Greyhound USA
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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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Megabus
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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