Traveling to Madison2019-11-26T23:49:36+00:00

Traveling to Madison

Shuttle Service

Many of the host hotels offer complimentary shuttle service for their guests. Please check with hotel website for details.


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 www.msnairport.com for more information.

Milwaukee:The General Mitchell International Airport (www.mitchellairport.com) 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 www.ohare.com – 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 6 trips daily from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport directly to the Madison Meeting Site for $23 one way. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Please call (608) 276-7490 for more information or visit www.badgerbus.com.

Chicago: The Van Galder Bus Company runs several times daily from both O’Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the Madison Meeting Site. 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 www.vangalderbus.com.

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


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). For driving directions, try Yahoo! Maps.

Parking: Parking in Madison is very limited. f you plan to bring a car to the meeting, we suggest parking at your hotel or parking in one of the city of Madison parking lots*Please note that you will need to move your car every 48 hours if you use the city lots. 


Taxi Services

Individuals arriving/departing outside the complimentary shuttle hours will need to arrange for their own transportation to the Dane County Airport in Madison. Below is a listing of taxi cab companies in Madison. Participants must pay this expense.

Union Cab: (608) 242-2000 or www.unioncab.com
Green Cab: (608) 255-1234 or http://www.greencabofmadison.com
Madison Taxi: (608) 255-TAXI (8294) or toll free at 1 (800) 894-3866 or www.madtaxi.com
Badger Cab: (608) 256-5566 or www.badgercab.com


Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft are both available in Madison and will provide rides to and from the Dane County Regional Airport. To utilize, download either the Uber or Lyft app on your smartphone.


Car Rental

Alamo: (608) 249-1449/(800) 462-5266
AVIS: (608) 242-2442/(800) 831-2847
Budget: (608) 249-5544/(800) 527-0700
Dollar: (608) 661-4941/(800) 800-4000
Enterprise: (608) 661-4900/(800) 325-8007
Hertz: (608) 241-3803/(800) 654-3131
National: (608) 249-1614/(800) 227-7368
Thrifty: (608) 661-4940/(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