Imagine a city on an isthmus, surrounded by shimmering lakes. A college town, bustling with intellect and culture. A strong and diversified economy built on research, technology, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing. More restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city. Entertainment options that rival major metropolitan areas. And endless bike trails to explore. Continually rated on Top 10 lists, Madison is one of the Midwest?s premiere destinations. With many things to do and a friendly Midwestern community spirit, it?s no wonder
Getting Here - By Car
Click at bottom of the map above for detailed driving directions from your point of origin.
If using a GPS device please use these coordinates rather than One John Nolen Drive:
N 43 4.167 W 89 22.966
You will arrive at the John Nolen Drive entrance to the Monona Terrace parking ramp.
You'll find plenty of parking convenient to all that downtown Madison and Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center have to offer. Monona Terrace features a 600-space, cashier-operated parking structure, which is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive.
Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison.
Bus parking and passenger drop-off is accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace.
Getting Here - By Air
Madison is accessible by air from every major metro area in the country and is served by Dane County Regional Airport. The commercial air carriers serving Madison include Northwest, United Express, Midwest Express/Skyway, American Eagle, Trans World Express/TWA, Comair/Delta Connection, Continental Express and Chicago Express/ATA.
For transportation from the airport to Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, there are four on-site car rental companies and one off-site (but with pickup service), three taxicab companies or Madison Metro bus. Guests staying at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace may ride their courtesy vehicle.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is about a 5-mile (10-minute) drive from the airport.
For more information visit the Dane County Regional Airport web site.
Getting Here - By Train
Amtrak provides service to Portage, Columbus and Milwaukee, Wisconsin as well as to Chicago. From there, Greyhound Bus (or Van Galder bus from Chicago) will bring you to downtown Madison.
For more information, visit Amtrak, Greyhound and Van Galder Bus.
Getting Here - By Bus
Greyhound Bus provides service to downtown Madison from anywhere in the United States.
Daily service between downtown Milwaukee and downtown Madison is provided by Badger Bus.
Van Galder Bus provides daily service from downtown Chicago or Chicago O''Hare airport to downtown Madison with stops in Rockford, Beloit and Janesville.
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