Traveling to Madison, WI

By Air

Madison's airport, Dane County Regional Airport, is served by five airlines (Delta, American Eagle, Continental, United Express, Frontier) serving over a dozen cities nonstop. The only practical transportation from Madison's Dane County Airport to campus is by taxi, which costs about $20 one way to the UW campus. (The city bus requires a change of buses on the way to campus.)

By Bus Often it is more convenient to fly to Chicago and take a bus from there. The Van Galder Bus will take you from downtown Chicago or O'Hare or Midway airport to the Memorial Union in Madison. Alternatively, if you need to come from Milwaukee, the Badger Bus will take you from the Milwaukee airport to Memorial Union.

Getting around

The majority of Madison is entirely walk-able, and that's what we generally recommend. For the more distant places, such as the airport, taxi information is below.


Taxis in Madison are typically easy to find at the local airport. Otherwise, usually you'll want to call for a cab. A number of companies operate in the area; a few are listed below.

  • Madison Taxi - (608) 255-8294
  • Union Cab - (608) 242-2000
  • Green Cab - (608) 255-1234