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Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus

The journey from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus is 1,770.89 mi and takes 60 hr 17 min. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:00 AM and the last at 11:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus for as little as $181.66 or as much as $439.93. The best price for this journey is $181.66.

Lowest Price$181.66
Journey Duration60 hr 17 min
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price$181.66
Highest Price$439.93
First Departure3:00 AM
Last Departure11:45 PM
Distance1,770.89 mi
DepartureMadison, WI
ArrivalMonterey, CA
CarriersAmtrak, Greyhound

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?

Prices will vary when you travel from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA. On average, though, you'll pay about $433.67 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $181.66, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $433.67 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA.

How long does the journey from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA take by bus?

Traveling from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus will usually take 60 hr 17 min. This journey covers a distance of 1,770.89 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 60 hr 17 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA covers a distance of 1,770.89 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 60 hr 17 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 56 hr 50 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA take place each day?

On average, there are 20 daily departures from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Madison, WI which travel directly to Monterey, CA. There are 20 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA

The cheapest Madison, WI - Monterey, CA bus tickets can be found for as low as $58.59 if you’re lucky, or $80.54 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $105.30.

Find the best day to travel to Monterey, CA by bus

When travelling to Monterey, CA by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

Ticket types and facilities from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board Amtrak and Greyhound from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA
Compare services on board when travelling from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus.
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Madison, WI to Monterey, CA CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
199.5kg
Bus
213.75kg
Flight
569.99kg
Car
456kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
A bus ticket from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA is $433.67. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $181.66.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA is $181.66. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Madison, WI and Monterey, CA by bus?
Madison, WI to Monterey, CA is 1,770.89 mi.
How long does the bus between Madison, WI and Monterey, CA take?
Madison, WI to Monterey, CA is on average 60 hr 17 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 56 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
The bus journey from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Amtrak and Greyhound.
How many bus connections per day go from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
Madison, WI to Monterey, CA has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA leave?
The earliest bus from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA departs at 3:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA depart?
The latest bus from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA departs at 11:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $181.66 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Madison, WI to go to Monterey, CA. You can go from Madison Greyhound Bus Stop and Madison 700 University Ave (Greyhound Bus Stop) and you can arrive at Monterey Transit Plaza (Pearl Str.).
What's the fastest journey time between Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Madison, WI and Monterey, CA is 56 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Madison, WI and Monterey, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madison, WI to Monterey, CA by bus?
The bus journey from Madison, WI to Monterey, CA creates 213.75kg of CO2 emissions.

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