Traveling to Madison

By Plane

Madison: The Dane County Regional Airport is located 4 miles northeast of downtown Madison. You can continue to the meeting site via taxi, which will cost approximately $12.00. Please visit for more information.

Milwaukee: The General Mitchell International Airport ( is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, approximately 75 miles east of Madison. You may continue  to Madison via car or bus. Please see below for more information on car and bus travel.

Chicago: Chicago, Illinois is located 150 miles southeast of Madison and has two international airports: Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport. Both airports can be found by visiting Fly Chicago - passengers can continue to Madison via car or bus; please see below for additional information on both options.

By Bus

Milwaukee: The Badger Coach Bus Line runs six trips daily from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport directly to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for $23 one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Please call (608) 276-7490 for more information or visit

*Chicago: The Van Galder Bus Company runs several times daily from both O'Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The one-way fare is currently $30-$32 and travel time is approximately 3.5 hours. Please call (800) 747-0994 for more information or visit

Greyhound bus lines also run to Madison. Please call (800) 231-2222 for fare and schedule information, or visit Taxis are available at the bus terminal, which is approximately 0.5 miles from Memorial Union.

*It is recommended that attendees use the bus from the airport in Chicago, directly to the meeting site in Madison.

By Car

Madison lies approximately 150 miles northwest of Chicago (3 hour drive), 75 miles west of Milwaukee (1.5 hour drive) and 270 miles southeast of Minneapolis (4 hour drive).

Parking: Parking in Madison is very limited.

Taxi Services

Below is a list of taxi cab companies in Madison. Participants must pay this expense.

Union Cab: (608) 242-2000 or

Green Cab: (608) 255-1234 or

Madison Taxi: (608) 255-TAXI (8294) or

Badger Cab: (608) 256-5566 or

Car Rental

Alamo: (608) 249-1449 or (800) 462-5266

AVIS: (608) 242-2442 or (800) 831-2847

Budget: (608) 249-5544 or (800) 527-0700

Dollar: (608) 661-4941 or (800) 800-4000

Enterprise: (608) 661-4900 or (800) 325-8007

Hertz: (608) 241-3803 or (800) 654-3131

National: (608) 249-1614 or (800) 227-7369

Thrifty: (608) 661-4940 or (800) 847-4389

By Train

Unfortunately, Madison is not on a major train line. Please see above for alternative transportation methods to the meeting site.

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