Flights to Madison WI

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When is the best time to fly to Madison WI?

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Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, sits around the shores of beautiful Lake Mendota and Lake Monona and there are 2 others within city limits, earning Madison the nickname ‘the city of 4 lakes’. Madison is known for its foodie culture and laid-back vibe, making it a great destination for a relaxing getaway. The busiest season for tourists is summer, when you’ll enjoy high temperatures of 81 – 84 degrees Fahrenheit and plenty of fun things to do. Book flights and rooms in advance for your summer vacation, because it will be busy. If you visit during the winter, you can enjoy a different sort of vacation. With temperatures ranging from 28 – 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and plenty of snow, you can go sledding, alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating. Airfares and accommodation are easy to book during the winter, so it might be the best time to visit Madison WI. During the fall, Madison’s daily high temperatures range widely and by November, it can be downright cold, with highs of only 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you visit during spring, the rapidly warming temperatures and an exciting line-up of events like Madison on Tap, the Wisconsin Film Festival and the World’s Largest Brat Fest make it a popular time to visit.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Madison?

$68 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Madison. This flight is from Trenton, New Jersey and is 88% cheaper than most flights to Madison. To find the cheapest price to Madison from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Madison?

The cheapest month to fly to Madison from United States is in August. Flight prices, which tend to average around $205, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Madison during the month of August, then departing from United States during the month July is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $255.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Madison?

Most flyers found that booking tickets 26 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Madison. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $313. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Madison for as low as $123.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Madison?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Madison is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $339. The most expensive day to fly to Madison is Monday, with ticket prices averaging around $408.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Madison?

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Madison is at noon. Flights from United States to Madison during this time can be as low as $309. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $383.

Is there a good place to hike near Madison?

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Madison for September, when they can visit Olin Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

When are the weather conditions best for skiing in Madison?

Skiing is most popular in Madison during the month of January, due to the perfect conditions of colder temperatures combined with a higher chance of snow. These conditions make Granite Peak Ski Area a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. Many momondo users planning trips to multiple ski mountains or resorts in the Madison area will check out Cascade Mountain Ski Area as well.

Is there an alternative airport near Madison?

Those flying to Madison could potentially find better pricing at Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (62 mi from Madison city center), Milwaukee Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport (76 mi from Madison city center), Dubuque Airport (81 mi from Madison city center), Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport (91 mi from Madison city center) or Appleton Outagamie County Airport (93 mi from Madison city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Madison?

The cheapest airport near Madison is typically Dubuque Airport with an average price of $501/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Madison?

Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Madison. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Madison at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Madison Truax Field flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Madison Truax Field found recently by users on momondo
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Frontier
Nov 8
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Washington Reagan-National
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Madison Truax Field
Nov 15
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Madison Truax Field
24h 17m
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DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Delta
Dec 5
EWR
Newark
4h 58m
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Madison Truax Field
Dec 16
MSN
Madison Truax Field
8h 53m
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Newark
United Airlines
Dec 1
DEN
Denver Intl
2h 18m
MSN
Madison Truax Field
Dec 9
MSN
Madison Truax Field
2h 31m
DEN
Denver Intl
American Airlines
Nov 5
DEN
Denver Intl
9h 12m
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MSN
Madison Truax Field
Nov 8
MSN
Madison Truax Field
8h 09m
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DEN
Denver Intl
United Airlines
Dec 1
DEN
Denver Intl
2h 07m
MSN
Madison Truax Field
Dec 8
MSN
Madison Truax Field
4h 57m
1 stop
DEN
Denver Intl
American Airlines
Nov 6
DEN
Denver Intl
7h 13m
1 stop
MSN
Madison Truax Field
Nov 8
MSN
Madison Truax Field
5h 30m
1 stop
DEN
Denver Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Madison Truax Field

If you're looking for one-way flights to Madison, view some of our deals below provided by Frontier and Delta
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Frontier
Nov 15
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
8h 46m
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Madison Truax Field
Delta
Nov 16
EWR
Newark
8h 13m
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Madison Truax Field
American Airlines
Dec 24
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
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Madison Truax Field

Which airlines fly to Madison WI?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Madison

Airlines flying to non-stop to Madison include Frontier Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, and United. Alaska Airlines offers flights with one or more stops.


How to get from the airport to Madison WI city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Madison along with the distance from the city center

Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

Dane County Airport is a civil-military airfield located 6 miles northeast of downtown Madison. You have several options for travel into the city from the airport.

Buses

You can board the Madison Metro bus route 20 outside of door 6 and ride from the airport into Downtown Madison. Make sure to board a bus designated ‘Route 2-North Transfer Point’. An adult fare is $2.00 USD and the trip takes 32 minutes.

Taxis

You will find the taxis at the north end of baggage claim, at door 7. The fare into downtown is between $7.00 USD – $10.00 USD and the ride takes just 6 minutes. Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft also serve Madison airport, their pickup zone is between doors 3 and 4 of the terminal.

Hotel Shuttles

Several local hotels offer courtesy shuttles to and from the airport. They will pick you up at door 5 if you have pre-arranged this service.

Car Rentals

If you would like to drive yourself while visiting Madison, it is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Madison WI?

Madison is a biker’s dream, and easy to get around on foot as well. With four lakes within city limits, and many miles of walking and biking trails, a car is not necessary unless you plan to venture outside of the city. If your feet get weary, you can use the reliable bus system.

Buses

The Madison Metro bus network covers the city efficiently, and a single-ride fare is $2.00 USD, or you may buy a day pass for $5.00 USD and enjoy unlimited rides.

Taxis

Taxis are available and you can expect to pay a meter drop of $4.00 USD, followed by around $3.00 USD per mile. If you use Uber or Lyft, you can generally get a better rate, except perhaps during rush hour.

Cycling

The opportunity to get around on two wheels is not to be missed, as long as the weather is cooperative. You can rent a bike from several local companies, or use the cities bike-share program, Madison Bcycle. Simply buy a membership and unlock a bike at over 35 stations throughout downtown Madison. You may enjoy as many 30-minute rides during the period of your membership as you like. A one day membership costs $6.00 USD.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Madison WI?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Madison WI

Things to do and places of interest in Madison WI

Madison offers a variety of attractions for tourists including events like Rhythm and Booms, a music and fireworks festival that features air force jet fly-pasts, the Taste of Madison, a delight for foodies, and more. Here are a few suggestions for your itinerary, when you travel to Madison WI.

  • Wander down State Street, a pedestrian (and bus) only venue running between the University of Wisconsin campus and Capitol Square. The street is lined with a funky mix of food carts, restaurants, bohemian shops, bars, and other places worth popping into.
  • Check out the 1907-dated Capitol building and its spectacular 284-foot high dome. Inside you’ll find murals and marble work in German, French, and Italian styles, and a huge colorful skylight. You can take a free tour, or just wander around.
  • Down on Madison’s scenic waterfront you can visit the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. They are noted for a spectacular rose collection as well as the glass enclosed Bolz Conservatory.
  • Henry Vilas Zoo is a great place to take the kids. They will love exploring the 28-acre park, featuring a wide variety of animals from around the world including bears, apes, and lions.
  • The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is well worth seeing, with works by American masters such as Philip Guston, Joan Brown, and Ed Paschke. The museum’s temporary exhibitions are exceptional, with cutting edge multimedia installations.
  • Eat your way around the city during the Taste of Madison, which takes place each Labor Day weekend. Over 80 restaurants participate, and there are 3 entertainment stages and 26 beverage stands in Capitol Square drawing huge crowds of hungry folk.

Tips and tricks for visiting Madison WI

Madison can experience very heavy snowfall during the winter, so remember to pack appropriate clothing including boots, warm outerwear, gloves, and hats for a winter visit. If you aren’t accustomed to driving in snow, leave it to the locals and call for a taxi!

Foodies who want a taste of chef Tory Miller’s expertise, (he beat Bobby Flay, after all!) have 4 restaurants in Madison from which to choose – L’Etoile, Graze, Sujeo, and Estrellón are all under his direction.

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