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Airports in Wisconsin

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

+1 (608) 246-3380

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General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Overview

Located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, General Mitchell International Airport is a convenient travel hub not only for Milwaukee, but for Chicago as well, 85 miles (138km) to the south.

Excellent public transportation as far as Chicago makes the airport a viable alternative to busier airports like O'Hare and Midway General Mitchell is a small facility serving roughly 10 million passengers each year on mostly regional flights. The airport's busiest route is to nearby Minneapolis, however flights are available to Atlanta, new York, Las Vegas, Washington DC, and a few major cities in Canada and Mexico.

While the amenities at General Mitchell International Airport aren't dazzling, there are good restaurants and shops to browse, including the Rennaissance Book Shop, a great used book store. The airport also has an aerospace museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) south of Milwaukee.

Getting to the city

The Milwaukee Country Transit System operates several lines to the airport: Route 80 connects to downtown Milwaukee between 6:50am and 12:40am, while the GreenLine runs to Bayshore Town Center between 4:45am and 2:35am. A cash fare is $2.25.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

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Outagamie County Regional Airport (ATW)

Location

The airport is located six miles (10km) from downtown Appleton.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport to Appleton Airport, however taxis and rental cars are available. Some local hotels provide free shuttle service for guests with advance bookings.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

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La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE)

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) northwest of La Crosse.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport servicing the airport, however local shuttle companies offer door-to-door service.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

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Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) southwest of Green Bay.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport serving the airport, however a number of shuttle companies offer door-to-door service.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

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Dane County Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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