Travel Information

If you are flying to Madison, we recommend the 4 airports listed below as there are convenient options for ground transportation to the Discovery Building.

  • Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
    Taxis are located outside of Door #7, at the north end of baggage claim. If you wish to arrange pickup by Uber or Lyft, the rideshare stand is located outside Door #3.

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

    Van Galder

    One way rate: $30
    Round trip rate: $60

    International flights

    You will find the Van Galder Bus pick-up location on the lower level (Arrivals) of International Terminal 5, outside door number 5E, along the outer curb. Present your ticket (paper or electronic) to the bus driver.

    Domestic flights

    You will find the Van Galder Bus pick-up location outside Door 4 of the Bus Shuttle Center. Present your ticket (paper or electronic) to the bus driver.

    See Bus Schedule >

    Where to get dropped-off in Wisconsin

    UW Campus/Downtown (Langdon Street). This is the last stop in Madison.

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

    Van Galder

    One way rate: $32
    Round trip rate: $64

    To board the bus to Madison, follow signs from baggage claim toward the loading area for “Regional Buses” (lower level). Upon your return, the bus will drop-off passengers on the upper level at Departures.

    See Bus Schedule >

    Where to get dropped-off in Wisconsin

    UW Campus/Downtown (Langdon Street)

  • General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee (MKE)

    Badger Bus

    One way rate: $23
    Round trip rate: $46

    Discounted Badger Bus bundles may be purchased for $75 (5 tickets) or $145 (10 tickets).

    The Badger Bus picks-up and drops-off outside of Baggage Claim Door #2. Exit to the left and you will see the crosswalk. Proceed to the next island and you will be at the bus stop for Badger Bus.

    Where to get dropped-off in Wisconsin

    UW Campus/Downtown (Langdon Street)

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