With a metropolitan population of just over half a million people, Madison, Wisconsin is well served by airlines, bus lines, and highways. The 2013 Democracy Convention will take place at the downtown branch of Madison College.


There are direct flights to Madison's local airport, the Dane County Regional Airport, from many major cities in the United States. If you choose a flight with a connection through another city, we recommend avoiding flights connecting through Chicago, as delays are common at Chicago airports. Connections through Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver and Detroit are usually reliable. If you're taking a cab from the airport, be sure to call owner operated and cooperatively run Union Cab at (608) 242-2000


Three bus lines service Madison. You can take Badger Bus from Milwaukee, Van Galder Couch USA from Chicago, and Greyhound from the most cities. 


Madison is located at the intersection of U.S. Interstates 90 and 94, just 1.2 hours from Milwaukee, 2.5 hours from Chicago, and 3.7 hours from the Minneapolis.  The Convention will take place at the downtown branch of Madison College.


Amtrak services the city of Columbus, Wisconsin, some 35 minutes from Madison, as well as Milwaukee. Plans to bring high speed rail to Madison are on hold due to actions taken by Governor Walker (608-266-1212).


Inter-city bike transit in the State of Wisconsin is increasingly easy, and a series of bike paths have been built to support bike and pedestrian transportation. For more information, see

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