Train Transfers To and From Dane County Airport

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Dane County Regional Airport Train Transfers

At Dane County Regional Airport (Wisconsin), passengers can choose from several ground transportation services, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, hotel shuttle services, and buses.

Unfortunately, trains in Madison, Wisconsin, are inaccessible to passengers to/from the Airport. We don't recommend the railway system as a transportation option when moving around Madison, Wisconsin.

For fast and convenient mobility in Madison, you may consider the following:

  • Renting a private vehicle from the Car Rental Counters (across from the Baggage Claim area.)
  • Take a taxi or book a shared ride from the Airport terminal.
  • Bus Route 20 of Madison Metro from the Airport terminal.

Amtrak Stations in Wisconsin

But 8 Amtrak stations in Wisconsin serve two trains.

The Empire Builder (service provider) will take you to either Chicago to the east or Seattle or Portland to the west.

Additionally, the Hiawatha runs daily from Chicago to Milwaukee.

From Chicago, almost the entire Amtrak system is available as it is one of the main hubs for the country.

  • Columbus, CBS
  • La Crosse, LSE
  • Milwaukee Airport, MKA
  • Milwaukee Intermodal, MKE
  • Portage, POG
  • Sturtevant, SVT
  • Tomah, TOH
  • Wisconsin Dells, WDL

Amtrak Railway Routes in Wisconsin

  • The Hiawatha Service, a corridor service operating seven round trips a day (6 on Sunday) between Chicago and Milwaukee
  • The Empire Builder, a long-distance train running one round trip a day between Chicago and Seattle/Portland

Amtrak Passenger Rail Stations

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Winona, Minnesota
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Tomah, Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Portage, Wisconsin
  • Columbus, Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Intermodal Station. Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Airport Rail Station (Hiawatha only), Wisconsin
  • Sturtevant (Hiawatha only), Wisconsin
  • Glenview, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois

Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach Connections

Amtrak Thruway motorcoach connections provide service to other Wisconsin communities.

You can book a rail or bus ticket at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, the Columbus, Portage, and St. Paul, Minnesota Amtrak stations.

  • Green Bay - De Pere - Appleton - Oshkosh - Fond du Lac - Milwaukee
  • Duluth, Minnesota (Superior) - Cloquet, Minnesota – Sandstone, Minnesota - St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Wausau - Stevens Point - Waupaca - New London - Appleton - Oshkosh - Fond du Lac - Milwaukee
  • Houghton, Michigan - L'Anse, Michigan - Marquette, Michigan - Escanaba, Michigan - Powers, Michigan - Stephenson, Michigan - Marinette - Oconto - Green Bay - Manitowoc - Sheboygan - Milwaukee
  • Madison - Janesville - South Beloit, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Chicago, Illinois
  • Madison - Columbus - Fond du Lac - Oshkosh - Appleton - Green Bay
  • Madison - Portage - Stevens Point - Wausau
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Hudson - Menomonie - Eau Claire - Wausau - Shawano - Green Bay - Manitowoc - Sheboygan - Milwaukee

To purchase train tickets or route information, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or visit its website at