Dane County Airport
A small municipal airport serving Madison and south-central Wisconsin, Dane County Regional Airport is a quietly efficient facility often overlooked by travellers heading to the much larger airport in Milwaukee.
Serving roughly 1.5 million passengers each year, Dane County Regional Airport offers non-stop service to 13 airports around the US, including Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando and Washington DC.
The airport is small and relaxed, with a few shops and restaurants in the terminal, however it has a reputation for thorough security screening, so passengers should be prepared for no nonsense at security checkpoints.
The airport is located five miles (9km) northeast of Madison.
Getting to the city
The Madison Metro Transit System Route 20 bus runs to the airport every 30 minutes on weekdays, and every 60 minutes in the evenings and on weekends and holidays. Travellers going to downtown Madison should take the westbound bus marked "Route 20 - North Transfer Point", while those heading east can take the bus marked "Route 20 - East Towne Mall". The bus stops outside Door 6. Many hotels in Madison offer complimentary shuttle transfers from the airport as well.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
+1 (608) 246-3380
Car hire companies operating from the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Car rental desks are located in the baggage claim area.
Taxis are located at Door 7, at the north end of the baggage claim area. A fare into central Madison starts from around $22.
Airport facilities include a business centre and conference rooms, massage services, first aid station, information desks, pet relief areas, baby-changing and breast-feeding facilities, a family lounge, newsstands, souvenir shops, restaurants and bars, and public phones. Disabled services are available.
Short- and long-term parking is located directely across from the terminal, while the economy lot is roughly a ten-minute walk. The first 15 minutes are free in the short-term ramp, then charges are $1 for 30 minutes, $2 for 60 minutes, $3 for 90 minutes and $4 for two hours. Thereafter parking is $1 per hour up to $10 for 24 hours. Note that a surcharge of $3 applies for overnight parking in this ramp. Daily rates are $10 in the parking ramp, $8 in the surface lot and $6 in the economy lot.
Flights to Dane County Regional Airport are available on Continental Express, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Express.
Wifi is available throughout the airport.
There is a business centre near Gate 8 with individual workstations and copy and fax services. The Robert B Skuldt Conference Room is also available for public use.
Dane County Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.