Traveling to Madison

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service will be available for guests arriving at the Dane County Regional Airport on Saturday, July 28th. The Badger Bus Shuttle Service will run continuously from TBD. Please look for the Badger Bus outside of the terminal by baggage pick up.

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 – 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

Chicago: The Van Galder Bus Company runs buses numerous times throughout the day from both O’Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the Memorial Union in Madison, the conference venue. The one-way fare is currently $30-$32 and travel time is approximately 2.8 – 3.5 hours. For more information,  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 the Union.

By Car

Madison lies approximately 150 miles northwest of Chicago (2.5 hour drive), 75 miles west of Milwaukee (1.5 hour dive) and 270 miles southeast of Minneapolis (4 hour drive).

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 the conference check-in. There will be no refunds for unused parking permits.

Taxi Services

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

Union Cab: (608) 242-2000
Green Cab: (608) 255-1234
Madison Taxi: (608) 255-TAXI (8294) or 1(800) 894-3866
Badger Cab: (608) 256-5566

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) 227-7368
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.