Traveling to Madison

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service will be available for guests arriving at the Dane County Regional Airport on Monday, August 7th. The Badger Bus Shuttle Service will run continuously from  9:00am to 6:00pm. Please look for the Badger Bus outside of the terminal by baggage pick up.

This year we are offering a return to airport shuttle service on Saturday, August 12th. The shuttle will begin at 7:00am and do a continuous loop between Memorial Union, Sellery Hall and the Dane County Regional Airport with the last shuttle picking up at 1:30pm. Schedules will be available at registration.


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 $20 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 $26-$28 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. As a courtesy to conference participants, a limited number of campus parking permits will be available for purchase. If you would like a permit, please reserve your ticket on the conference registration page, when registering for the conference. Permits that have been requested and paid for will be distributed at conference check-in. There will be no refunds for unused parking permits.

www.ci.madison.wi.us/parking/rampRates.html


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


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