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About Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

Located near Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, Dane County Regional Airport is one of the state's busiest airports. Our guide to the airport includes information on terminal facilities, public transportation access and nearby accommodation options, as well as important contact details.

Airport news:

The airport has recently made major expansions to its parking capacity.


There is a tourist information booth and an information desk on the ground floor, near the baggage claim area.


Driving directions:

From central Madison, head west on University Avenue and turn left onto East Johnson Street. After about 1.5km (1 mile), turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue and continue on Packers Avenue (Highway 113) until the airport exit (International Lane) to the right.

From Milwaukee, travel west along Interstate 94 until the Badger Interchange and then merge onto Aberg Avenue (Highway 30). Then, head north along Aberg Avenue, turn off at Packers Avenue (Highway 113) and take the airport exit.

Airport Info

4000 International Lane

Dane County Regional Airport is located 10km (6 miles) northeast of central Madison.

No. of terminals:

+1 608 246 3380

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Madison Metro Transit System (tel: +1 608 266 4466; bus 20 runs daily from the North Transfer Point to Dane County Regional Airport (journey time: 10 minutes; fare: US$2). Buses leave from outside entrance 6.

Shuttle: Numerous hotels in the area offer courtesy shuttle services to and from the airport. Full details of providers are outlined on the airport’s website.

Taxi:Green Cab (tel: +1 608 255 1234;, Badger Cab (tel: +1 608 256 0106;, Madison Taxi (tel: +1 608 255 8294; and Union Cab (tel: +1 608 242 2000; are among the taxi companies serving Dane County Regional Airport. Taxis depart from outside door 7 at the north end of the baggage claim. Fares to central Madison start at around US$28.

Terminal facilities


ATMs can be found at various points within the terminal building.


There is a choice of snack bars, cafés, fast-food outlets and a restaurant on the upper level of the terminal. An additional café is located in the baggage claim area on the lower level.


There is a gift shop (which also sells snacks) on the ground level of the airport before security. On the upper level (post-security), there is a newsagent at gate 5 and a retailer selling gifts and local food products at gate 7.


A porter service is available to assist with luggage; porters are self-employed and rely on tips for their income. In addition, luggage trolleys are available on the lower level. For lost items, contact the Airport Lost and Found Office (tel: +1 608 661 4809). Please note: There are no left-luggage lockers anywhere at the airport.


The 18-hole public Bridges Golf Course is located within the airport's property, just off International Lane. Other terminal facilities include family lounges, mother/baby areas, massage services and pet therapy – with dogs in the terminal used to calm nervous flyers.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

A business centre is located on the terminal's upper level with fax facilities, internet access and telephones. Three conference/meeting rooms (tel: +1 608 246 3381) are available on the ground floor. Some of Madison’s larger hotels also offer meeting and conference facilities, including the nearby Comfort Inn and Suites (tel: +1 608 244 6265;

Communication Facilities:

Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Dane County Regional Airport.

Disabled facilities:

All facilities at Dane County Regional Airport are accessible to disabled travellers. Disabled parking is available in all car parks, with lifts located on the terminal side of each level of the multistorey car park. In-terminal facilities include lifts, TDD telephones and toilets.

Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should notify their airline at the time of booking their ticket, and also contact the airport ahead of arrival.

Car parking:

The airport's parking facilities consists of a multistorey car park (short and long-term rates) and a short-term surface car park near the terminal. There is also an economy car park approximately 10 minutes by foot from the terminal, and a 'cellphone' waiting area for meeters and greeters. For more details, contact Parking Information (tel: +1 608 246 3380, option 5).

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Dane County Regional Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Desks for these operators are located opposite the baggage claim area. Hire car drop off areas can be found on the ground level of the multistorey car park, opposite the terminal.

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