University of Wisconsin–Madison

Park and Ride

Off-campus park and ride permits provide a low-cost parking option for employees to park off campus and use alternative forms of transportation to campus. There are two park and ride locations currently available:

Lot 202 and 203 are serviced by park and ride shuttles that drop off at designated stops around campus. A UW park and ride permit is required to use the shuttle, unless special approval is granted by Transportation Services to select individuals. Want to bus, bike, or walk? The Commuter Solutions team provides personalized route planning assistance.

Find permit information (including how to apply for and purchase a permit) on the permit types and information page. Park and ride permit rules and additional details can be found in the park and ride permit policy (PDF).

Commuters, park for free and ride Madison Metro to your destination. Complimentary bicycle parking is also available. Check the Madison Metro website for complete and up-to-date route information and schedules.

UW and UW affiliate employees may be eligible for a discounted bus pass—check your bus pass eligibility status. See the campus and city bus routes page for additional bus information.

Want help planning your route? The Commuter Solutions team provides personalized route planning assistance.

  • North Transfer Point

    1213 Huxley St. (167 parking spaces)
    Served by routes 2, 4, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 56, 57
    Lot Closed from 1 – 5 a.m.

  • Dutch Mill

    Hwy. 12 & 18/Hwy. 51 (227 parking spaces)
    Served by routes 11, 12
    Cars may be parked at this lot for up to 7 days

  • Northside Towncenter

    Sherman Ave. & Northport Dr.
    Served by: Routes 21, 22, & 29

  • American Center

    East Park Blvd. (141 parking spaces)
    Limited Service Only: Route 25
    Cars may be parked at this lot for 48 hours

  • Verona

    Intersection of US 18/151/Old PB (2565 Old PB Co. Road)
    Served by: Routes 55 and 75
    Cars may be parked at this lot for 48 hours

The Department of Transportation (DOT) manages the following locations, which provide free parking. Madison Metro does not serve these lots, but they make good carpool meeting spots or places from which to park and bike. For more details visit the DOT’s Park and Ride page.

Locations