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 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 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for $23 one way. The drop off location is located at the corner of Lake and Johnson streets, and is a four block walk to the conference meeting site. 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 University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The drop off location is located at the corner of Lake and Johnson streets, and is a four block walk to the conference 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 meeting site.


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. 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 permit 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.

There are also several City of Madison Parking lots near campus that offer daily parking rates. Click here to find additional information on City of Madison parking.


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.


Car Rental

  • Alamo: (608) 249-1499/(800) 462-5266
  • AVIS: (608) 242-2241/(800)831-2847
  • Budget: (608) 249-5544/(800) 524-0700
  • 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.