Airport transportation options

Hotel shuttles:

All of the hotels that were part of the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference room block offer free shuttles from the airport. The only exception is the UW Residence Halls (Ogg Hall). Anyone staying at the Sheraton, Best Western, Hilton, Concourse or Edgewater can call their hotel to arrange for a complimentary shuttle pick up. There are courtesy phones located in the baggage claim area.

Organize a carpool:

Need to catch a ride from the airport to your hotel? We’ve set up a carpooling scheduler to help you connect with other conference attendees looking to share a ride. Click here to set up a carpool or find a ride for your arrival time. If you’re setting up a time, please indicate where other carpool members should meet you in the notes section. Please note this does NOT reserve a car for you, it just allows you to meet up with others who are arriving at the same time. You will still need to book a shuttle, or call a taxi – this just helps you coordinate with others to save transportation costs and lower our carbon footprint!

Other airport transportation options include:

  • Airport Ground Transport including hotel shuttles
  • Union Cab from Airport to Monona Terrace is $25 plus tip. They do not split fares—same cost no matter how many riders. (They are employee owned.) Cabs are waiting outside terminal on North end until the last arrival
  • Bus trips are $2. Use the Madison NEXT Bus app to bus stops and arrival information. This map show the bus route from the airport to Monona Terrace
  • Bike routes

Parking near Monona Terrace

Attendees are encouraged to explore alternate modes of transportation if able (see below for information on free bike rentals). If you are driving to the conference, check out this map of city-operated parking garages in downtown Madison.

Parking is available at Monona Terrace at the following rates:
Weekdays: $1.50 per hour or $12 per day, whichever is less
Weekday evenings (cars arriving after 5pm): $5 flat fee
Weekends: $5 flat fee each day

Note: There are several bike racks located on five different levels at the parking garage.

Free bike rentals

Do as the locals do and explore Madison by bike! Thanks to our partners at Madison BCycle, all conference attendees will receive a complimentary, 30-minute pass for free bike rental each day of the conference, June 2-4.

Use your free bike rental to commute from your hotel to the conference center, to zip around Madison’s 75 miles of off-street bicycle paths, or for a beautiful site-seeing excursion downtown. There are 40 BCycle stations throughout the city, so you’ll always be close to pick-up and drop-off locations. Learn more about using BCycle while you’re in Madison here.