Traveling to Madison
Madison is no more than a few hours by air from every major metro area in the country and is served by the Dane County Regional Airport.The commercial air carriers serving Madison include Northwest, United Express, Midwest Express/Skyway, American Eagle, Trans World Express/TWA, Comair/Delta Connection, Continental Express and Chicago Express/ATA.
For transportation from the airport to the UW campus, you've got plenty of options: four onsite car rental companies and one offsite (but with pickup service), three taxicab companies with fares averaging $9-$14, or ride the hotel courtesy vehicle.
Amtrak provides service to Portage, Columbus and Milwaukee, Wis., as well as to Chicago. From there, Greyhound Bus (or Van Galder/Coach USA Bus from Chicago) will bring you to downtown Madison.
Greyhound Bus provides service to downtown Madison from anywhere in the United States. (800) 231-2222.
Daily service between downtown Milwaukee and downtown Madison is provided by Badger Bus (608) 255-6771.
Van Galder/Coach USA Bus provides daily service between downtown Chicago or Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports and downtown Madison, with stops in Rockford, Beloit and Janesville. (800) 747-0994 or (608) 255-6771.
Located in south central Wisconsin, Madison is easily accessible via several major highways. The city is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Milwaukee (via I-94), a 2-1/2 hour drive from Chicago (via I-90), and a 4-1/2 hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul (via I-94).Drive times and mileage from Madison to key cities