Traveling to Madison

Below are transportation methods to the venue (Memorial Union on the UW-Madison campus)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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 for more information.

Milwaukee: The General Mitchell International Airport ( 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 – passengers can continue to Madison via car or bus; please see below for additional information on both options.

Plane tickets discount: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the H5P Conference 2020-UW Collaborative Language Program

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at


Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT)
and refer to Meeting Event Code: NY2Z8

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Plane tickets discount: AMERICAN AIRLINES

6% discount excluding Basic Economy, valid for travel 5/14 - 5/23/2020*

Meeting Planners and members of the group, traveling together or individually to an event, should contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at


for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

*MSN and ORD (O'Hare) ONLY

By Bus

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 miles from the Union.

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.

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

By Train

Unfortunately, Madison is not on a major train line. Please see above for alternative transportation methods to the meeting site

Sponsor of the H5P Conference 2020:
Collaborative Language Program, University of Wisconsin System