Dane County Regional Airport Guide (MSN)

Airport info
Code: MSN
4000 International Lane, Madison, Madison, WI 53704, United States

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 608 246 3380
Dane County Regional Airport map

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.

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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.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Madison Metro Transit System (tel: +1 608 266 4466; www.mymetrobus.com) 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; www.greencabofmadison.com), Badger Cab (tel: +1 608 256 0106; www.badgercab.com), Madison Taxi (tel: +1 608 255 8294; www.madtaxi.com) and Union Cab (tel: +1 608 242 2000; www.unioncab.com) 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.


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


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; www.choicehotels.com).

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.


There are no hotels at Dane County Regional Airport – the nearest accommodation options are around 3km (2 miles) away – but many hotels in the area offer complimentary shuttle services to and from the airport. Hotels can be booked or contacted via the courtesy telephone in the baggage claim area.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison

+1 608 244 4703

The most upmarket hotel within easy reach of the airport, the Crowne Plaza features a grill restaurant, complimentary shuttle service, meeting rooms, gym and indoor swimming pool.

4402 East Washington Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin

Courtyard Madison East

+1 608 661 8100

Also offering a courtesy shuttle, the Courtyard is 8km (5 miles) east of the airport. It has an indoor pool, fitness centre, bistro restaurant, and a good choice of other dining within walking distance. Meeting rooms are available.

2502 Crossroads Drive, 53718, Madison, Wisconsin

Hampton Inn Madison East Towne Mall Area

+1 608 244 9400

A short distance from Dane County Regional Airport, the mid-range Hampton Inn offers complimentary breakfast as well as business and leisure facilities, which include a whirlpool and indoor swimming pool.

4820 Hayes Road, 53704, Madison, Wisconsin

Comfort Inn and Suites Madison - Airport

+1 608 244 6265

Guests can make use of a free shuttle to reach this hotel, which additionally offers meeting rooms, a business centre, an indoor pool and guest rooms with basic self-catering facilities.

4822 E. Washington Avenue, 53704, Madison, Wisconsin

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

+1 608 244 2481

The closest hotel to Dane County Regional Airport, just 5km (3 miles) away, the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Madison provides a free shuttle bus service to the airport terminal. On-site features of note include a fitness centre, games room and meeting space.

3841 East Washington Avenue, 53704, Madison, Wisconsin

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