Traveling By Car

Grainger Hall, home of the Wisconsin School of Business is prominently located in the heart of downtown Madison at 975 University Avenue, between Park and Brooks Streets, and is a brief twenty minute taxi ride from the Dane County Regional Airport.

Map

Customized directions to the entrance for the Grainger Hall parking garage are available through Google Maps.

From Minneapolis or Green Bay (north)

From I-39/90/94 or Hwy. 51 at Madison/Sun Prairie area, take Hwy. 151 south toward the State Capitol. Follow Hwy. 151 (E. Washington Ave.) about five miles. One block before the Capitol, turn right on Webster St. Follow this about three blocks as it curves and changes names. Turn right on Wisconsin Ave. Go two blocks and turn left on Gorham St. This one-way street becomes University Ave. at the UW campus. Watch for your destination on your left.

From Dubuque (west)

Take Hwy. 151 north to Madison. Go under the Beltline (Hwys. 12/14/18/151) and angle left on Midvale Blvd. Follow Midvale Blvd. about three miles to where it ends at University Ave. Turn right and take University Ave. as it becomes Campus Dr. then Johnson St. at the UW campus. Watch for your destination on your left.

From Chicago (south)

Take I-90 to Madison. Exit Hwy. 12/18 west. Follow Hwy. 12/18 (Beltline Hwy.) for about six miles. Exit at Park St. (Hwy. 151 north). Turn right on Park St. and go north about two miles to the UW campus. Watch for your destination on your left.

From Milwaukee (east)

Take I-94 to where it intersects with I-90, and follow the signs for Hwy. 30 into Madison. Exit at Hwy. 151 (E. Washington Ave.) toward the State Capitol. Follow E. Washington Ave. about three miles. One block before the Capitol, turn right on Webster St. Follow this street about three blocks as it curves (and changes names). Turn right on Wisconsin Ave. Go two blocks and turn left on Gorham St. This one-way street becomes University Ave. at the UW campus. Watch for your destination on your left.

Traveling By Plane

The Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) provides regional and national service to and from the Madison area, with convenient access to and from the airport to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. For more detail, visit http://www.co.dane.wi.us/airport/.

Airlines

The following airlines (and their selected subsidiaries) serve the Madison area. For telephone and website information on each, visit http://www.co.dane.wi.us/airport/airline_contacts.asp.

  • American Airlines
  • Continental Express
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • United Express

Rental Cars

Car rentals are available at the airport from:

  • AVIS: 608-242-2442 or 800-831-2847
  • Budget: 608-249-5544 or 800-527-0700
  • Dollar: 608-661-4941 or 800-847-4389
  • Enterprise: 608-661-4900 or 800-325-8007
  • Hertz: 608-241-3803 or 800-654-3131
  • National/Alamo: 608-249-1614 or 800-227-7368
  • Thrifty: 608-661-4940 or 800-800-4000

Taxi Service

Taxis are available to and from the airport. To schedule pickup for your arrival or return to the airport, call one of the following:

  • Badger Cab 608-256-5566
  • Madison Taxi 608-258-7458
  • Union Cab 608-242-2000

Taxi pick-up location at Grainger Hall is on North Brooks Street, between University Ave. and Johnson Ave.

Driving directions to and from the airport

From the airport to Grainger Hall:
5.8 miles (view Google map and directions)

  1. Head south from International Ln. – go 1.2 mi
  2. Bear left at Packers Ave. – go 1.4 mi
  3. Bear left at Pennsylvania Ave. – go 0.4 mi
  4. Continue on E. Johnson St. – go 0.6 mi
  5. Bear right at E. Gorham St. – go 1.3 mi
  6. Continue on W. Gorham St. – go 0.4 mi
  7. Bear right at University Ave. – go 0.4 mi
  8. Turn left at N. Brooks St., one block past Park St.

From Grainger Hall to the airport:
6.2 miles (view Google map and directions)

  1. Head south from N. Brooks St. – go 0.1 mi
  2. Turn left at W. Johnson St. – go 0.9 mi
  3. Continue on E. Johnson St. – go 1.9 mi
  4. Continue on Pennsylvania Ave. – go 0.5 mi
  5. Continue on Packers Ave. – go 1.3 mi
  6. Bear right at International Ln. and head toward Dane County Regional Airport – go 1.5 mi

Traveling By Bus

Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound buses serve Madison.

Phone: 800-231-2222

Badger Coaches

Badger Coaches offer daily routes between Milwaukee (two locations: downtown and Mitchell Field) and campus. The Greyhound/Badger depot is located a few blocks from the eastern edge of campus, and many Greyhound and Badger busses stop at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union.

Phone: 608-255-6771

Van Galder Bus Company

Van Galder buses provide daily round-trip service between Memorial Union and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and downtown Amtrak station.

Phone: 608-257-5593 or 800-747-0994

Lodging

The following hotels are closest to Grainger Hall and have been found comfortable by many campus guests. Additional accommodations for the Madison area are available at www.visitmadison.com.

The Fluno Center

601 University Ave., Madison, WI 53715
Direct: 608-441-7117
Toll-free: 877-77-FLUNO
0.3 miles from Grainger Hall
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Graduate Madison

601 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
Direct: 608-257-4391
Email: info@graduatemadison.com
0.5 miles from Grainger Hall

Doubletree Madison

525 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703
Direct: 608-251-5511
Toll-free: 800-222-TREE
0.7 miles from Grainger Hall

Madison Concourse Hotel

1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703
Direct: 608-257-6000
Toll-free: 800-356-8293
1.0 miles from Grainger Hall

The Edgewater

666 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Direct: 608-256-9071
Toll-free: 800-922-5512
1.0 miles from Grainger Hall

Friedrick Inn and Conference Center

1950 Willow Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Direct: 608-231-1341
Toll-free: 866-301-1753
1.1 miles from Grainger Hall

Best Western InnTowner

2424 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726
Direct: 608-233-8778
Toll-free: 800-528-1234
1.3 miles from Grainger Hall

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

9 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Direct: 608-255-5100
1.4 miles from Grainger Hall