Free parking does exist!

Do you live outside of the area that Madison Metro serves? Park and Ride may be the answer to your commuting woes. Park and Ride allows you the flexibility of using your own vehicle for a portion of your commute, while saving you the cost of a parking permit on campus and the headache of driving into the isthmus area.

Madison Metro Free Park and Ride Lots

Commuters, park for FREE and ride Metro to your destination. Complimentary bicycle parking is also available. Madison Metro provides complete and up-to-date route information and schedules on their website. For personalized assistance with route planning, contact our Commuter Solutions Team

  • 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 AM - 5 AM

  • Dutch Mill

    Hwy. 12 & 18/Hwy. 51 (227 parking spaces)
    Served by routes 11, 12
    Cars may be parked at this lot for 48 hours

  • 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

Lot 202: Park Street and Wingra Drive Park and Ride with Shuttle
Lot 203: University Crossings Park and Ride with Shuttle
Lot 200: University Research Park
  • 510 Charmany Drive (official address, but park and ride is located off Science Drive between Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road, see map below)
  • Served by routes 6 and 11 (serves park and ride directly)
  • Park and Ride Permits


Please visit the Transportation Services eBusiness portal to purchase annual Park and Ride permits. Daily Park and Ride Permits in some lots are available for purchase over the counter at any of our Transportation Services office location.