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Local Transportation

You are responsible for your own transportation within Madison, but we will help coordinate and can reimburse costs between the airport and your hotel.

Travel Between the Madison Airport and Your Hotel

For travel between the Madison airport (Dane County Regional Airport) and the School hotel, the best option is the hotel shuttle service, when available. Otherwise, you may use a ride-sharing service or taxi. See below for details.

We will help organize groups to take shuttles and taxis, based on arrival and departure times. Shuttle/taxi groups will be formed and emailed shortly before the School itself.

Travel Between the Hotel and Campus

For travel between the School hotel and the Education building on campus, walking is a great option. Also, the hotel shuttle service may be available, especially if organized in advance. See below for details.

Options for Getting Around

Hotel Shuttle

The Park Hotel operates a free shuttle service. The shuttle may not be available at all times, though, and it is best to plan ahead. Work with the hotel staff, individually or even better in groups, to use the shuttle. As noted above, we will help organize groups for the shuttle for airport arrivals on Sunday and departures on Saturday.


It is easy to walk in and around the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, with many Madison landmarks within a mile of the School and your hotel. Use a mapping app or ask us or your hotel for a map. In particular, State Street — which connects the Capitol Square with the UW campus — is full of great restaurants and shops and is worth strolling along while you are here.

City of Madison Metro Bus Service

Many Madison Metro buses stop near the hotel and pass through the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Bus fare is $2.00, and if using a transfer ask the driver for a free transfer pass upon boarding.

Google Maps is a great resource for finding the best bus routes to use in Madison, giving multiple route options for each trip. Additionally, the Madison Metro Website provides a web interface to plan your trip.


Bus routes stop running around ~11pm each day.

Taxis and Ride-Sharing Services

Both Lyft and Uber are active in Madison, or you can choose from our local taxi companies, including Green Cab, and Union Cab.


We cannot reimburse for any taxi or rideshare service beyond the ride to and from the airport.


We will need receipts for any taxi fare over $25.

Madison BCycle

Madison is a great city to bike in, and there is even a short-term bike rental system called BCycle. Bcycles are available throughout the city, including near the hotel and around campus.

Pricing for Bcycles can be found on their website and consist of several tiers.


Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse BCycle costs.