A Tesla Green Cab with State Street in the background


As you get set to visit Madison, we're thrilled to provide transportation tips that will help you get here—and get around once you arrive. See below to download destination maps or to find detailed directions that best suit your travel itinerary.


By Plane:

Where We Fly

Dane County Regional Airport (airport code MSN) is minutes from downtown Madison and offers more than 95 daily arrivals and departures. A growing list of direct, non-stop service flights makes getting to Madison easier than ever.

You can catch a direct, non-stop flight to Madison from: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Fransisco, and Washington, DC.

Another option is Wisconsin Aviation, Inc., the state's largest, full-service, fixed-base operator and provider of general aviation services, including charter flights and aircraft rentals.

By Car:

Madison Driving Map

From Milwaukee: 79 miles, 1½ hours

From Dubuque: 91 miles, 1¾ hours

From Chicago: 147 miles, 2½ hours

From Green Bay: 140 miles, 2½ hours

From Minneapolis: 273 miles, 4½ hours

From Des Moines: 292 miles, 4¾ hour

From St. Louis: 259 miles, 5½ hours

Car Rental 
Several automobile rental companies provide service in Madison. Convenient on-site rental at the Dane County Regional Airport is available from the following companies: Alamo/National Car Rental, Avis Rent-A-Car, Community Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

By Bus:

See a full list of bus/charter companies



By Car:

Taxi, limousine, and rideshare services.

By Bus:

Madison Metro Bus System

Long-Distance Intercity Bus Service

By Bike:

Take to two wheels and explore Madison. We're one of the Best Places on Earth for Biking, and our surrounding communities are bicycle-friendly

If you are looking to rent a bike on your visit, simply drop by Machinery Row Bicycles or Budget Bicycle Center. Or, use Madison BCycle, downtown Madison's bike-sharing program. 



Visitor Map (PDF)

Madison City Road Map (PDF)

City of Madison Bike Map & Guide

City of Madison Parking Garages & Lots

Map Explorer



View current and future Dane County Construction Plans.

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