Travel Info
The University of Wisconsin is located on the shore of Lake Mendota in the state’s capital, Madison, and is accessible by car, plane, or bus. [map]

By Car
Madison lies approximately 150 miles / 240 kilometers northwest of Chicago (3 hour drive), 80 miles / 130 kilometers west of Milwaukee (1.5 hour drive), and 270 miles / 440 kilometers southeast of Minneapolis (4.5 hour drive).

For people who do not have parking through their hotel: You may use lot 61 (or any other green lot on the map) beginning at 4:30pm Friday for overnight parking for the weekend. It is free. You must move your car Sunday night (by Monday 7:30am) or you will get ticketed/towed. For the rest of the conference, you can park your cars in any blue lot (Grainger/Fluno Center/Lake & Johnson being the most convenient options). It costs $12/day and they cannot stay in the lot for over 72 hours.

By Plane
Madison is accessible by air via Dane County Regional Airport, which provides connections to a number of domestic airports:

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

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

More information:

Other Airports
Alternatively, the nearest major airports are Chicago-O’Hare and Milwaukee International, from which there are several ways to travel on to Madison:

Traveling to Madison
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 several times daily from both O’Hare and Midway Airports, directly to the Madison 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

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 mile from the University.

More information on inter-city transit: