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Airport: Madison (MSN) is served by the Dane County Regional Airport. The airport was recently remodeled and expanded with an attractive Prairie School theme. Among the carriers serving Madison with regular service are Delta, United Express, American Eagle, and Frontier. The only airlines to offer mainline service are Frontier and Delta. Nonstop flights to Madison are available from several domestic airports, including Detroit, Chicago O’Hare, Orlando, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Newark, Atlanta, Washington, D.C, Denver, New York-LaGuardia, and Dallas-Ft. Worth. Rental cars from most major companies are available in the terminal next to the baggage claim area. The airport now has Madison Metro bus service: The Route 20 bus connects the terminal to MATC, East Towne Mall and (heading the other direction) the North Transfer Point, where one can connect with other city buses. Taxis are readily available, just outside the baggage claim area. The airport has a parking garage; it also features surface lots somewhat farther away which are cheaper.
The airport is on International Lane, near Madison Area Technical College on the city’s north side. International Lane is principally accessed via Packers Avenue.
Some people traveling to Madison fly to Milwaukee or Chicago O’Hare instead of flying directly to Dane County Regional, particularly for international flights (Madison does not have direct international flights).
Highways: Madison is served by Interstate-39, Interstate-90 and Interstate-94, as well as U.S. 12, 14, 18, 51 and 151. More people probably come to Madison by car than by other methods. There is no freeway to downtown, but the Beltine Highway goes south and west of the city and the Interstates go east of the city.
Intercity Buses: Madison no longer has a dedicated bus depot, as the old Badger Coaches depot has been razed. However, Madison is still served by multiple intercity bus lines. Many of these make multiple Madison area stops, including Badger Coaches (traveling between Madison and Milwaukee, including service to Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport) and Greyhound. Both stop, among other locations, at Memorial Union on the UW campus The Van Galder Bus also picks up and at a park and ride lot on Dutch Mill Road on the southeast side. It offers service primarily to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. This bus also goes to Janesville, Beloit and Rockford, Illinois. This bus is particularly popular with students and people making air connections at O’Hare. One of the newer bus options is the Lamers bus, which makes stops between Madison and Dubuque, Iowa. Madison travelers can board it in DeForest or at Memorial Union. Passenger trains do not directly serve Madison.
City Buses: Within Madison and some of its suburbs, Madison Metro offers public bus service. This can be a money saving option for going downtown or to the university campus, where parking can sometimes be challenging, especially when the UW is in session.
Taxis: Madison has four competing taxi companies: Union Cab, Madison Taxi, Badger Cab and Green Cab.