Badger Bus



(877) 292-8259 -- Tickets and Schedule information
(414) 276-7490 -- Milwaukee Bus Depot
(608) 255-1511 -- Administration

Hours 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week

5501 Femrite Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Milwaukee Bus Depot 
433 W Saint Paul Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Badger Bus runs between Madison and Milwaukee daily -- eleven departures daily -- to/from downtown Milwaukee, Mitchell Field airport, and now including Johnson Creek Outlet Center (online ticket purchase only). Passengers may board the bus at the eastbound side of the street outside of the Wisconsin Historical Society, across from the entrance to Memorial Union (across from large steps); at 636 W. Washington Ave (Kelley's Market); or at Dutch Mill Park 'N Ride. Tickets may be purchased at  Kelley's Market or on the Badger Bus website or with EXACT cash at the bus. Badger bus tickets are not sold at Memorial Union.

Starting November 5th, 2019 the UW-Madison stop will be moved to North Lake Street between West Dayton Street and West Johnson Street.

During the Spring and Fall semesters, Badger Bus also offers a College Connection service on Fridays and Sundays that connects many area colleges with easy and convenient bus transportation. Stops on the College Connection service include UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater, and the University of Minnesota campus (Ontario Street SE). All of these connect with UW-Madison betwen Gordon and Witte (North Lake Street).

Check Web site ( for complete fare information.

Charter buses available. Also runs Badger Trolley, which is a bus that looks like an old time trolley car; people may reserve it for weddings and other events.

Payment in EXACT cash at the bus. Visa or Mastercard accepted online or at Kelley's Market. No checks are accepted.

Twitter: @BadgerBus