Welcome to Van Galder Bus Company

We have been providing professional motorcoach services to our valued customers in Wisconsin & Illinois for more than 60 years!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: UW Memorial Union Service Disruption
Due to a planned construction project currently going on at UW Memorial Union, Van Galder buses will not be able to depart from the UW Memorial Union, and will instead depart two short blocks South, from the bus lane on University Avenue, near the Chazen Art Museum, 800 University Avenue (between North Park St. and North Lake St.). Service at the Dutch Mill Park & Ride location will be unaffected. Please visit our SERVICE ADVISORIES page for important service disruption information.

Daily Transportation to Chicago…and Much More!

Our travel department provides the community with single and multi-day excursions. Service to O’Hare airport operates 365 days per year along with service to downtown Chicago. We provide quality charter service and offer the only executive motorcoaches in the area. Whether you are a regular commuter, local transit passenger, airport bus traveler, or occasional long distance rider, there are plenty of general reasons for using a bus in favor of other modes of transportation.

Super convenient and cheap to get to Rockford or to any of the Chicago airports.

Ngoc P. Middleton, WI (yelp.com on 10/22/2012)

Yes they go to downtown Chicago without a bus change in Janesville (but only on Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays). Had a new double decker bus. Nice. Clean. Professional driver. Recommended.

Bill S. Carmel, IN (yelp.com on 5/15/2013)

I take the Van Galder between Madison and Chicago regularly. The busses are always on time, friendly drivers, and they run several times a day. I usually buy my ticket through Megabus so that is one way to get a good price. The only complaint is that the air temp can be pretty awful on the older busses. I have sweated all the way to Chicago and few times. I never know if I will get a new business or old uncomfortable one.

Benjamin S. Madison, WI (yelp.com on 7/1/2012)

Oh Van Galder, how I love thee. The first time I took this bus, it was $18 round trip to O'hare from Madison. These days it's $29 each way. Things have changed a lot since I was in high school! But the busses get better and better, the service is always great, and rarely do the busses run behind schedule. When prices to fly out of Madison are hundreds more than Chicago, it's nice to know that there's the option of $60 extra and a bit of time on the road to make a more affordable flight

Laura Kate S, Jersey City, NJ (yelp.com on 8/11/2012)