Park and Carpool

Carpooling is a great way to reduce your commuting costs. Unfortunately, employees don't always live nearby potential carpool mates. This is where Park and Rides come in handy as they allow carpool groups to meet in a convenient location, park their cars, and ride into campus in a single vehicle.


Please visit the Transportation Services eBusiness portal to purchase Park and Ride permits.

The following locations provide free parking. Transit 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
  • Verona: US 18/151 and Old PB
  • DeForest: I-39/90/94 and County V
  • Sauk City: US 12 and WIS 188
  • Northwest Dane County: US 12 and WIS 19
  • Middleton: US 12 and Pamenter St (access to US 12 bike path)
  • Mount Horeb: US 151 and WIS 78 (access to Military Ridge State Trail)
  • Mazomanie: US 14
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 Madison Metro routes 6 and 11 (serves park and ride directly)
  • Park and Ride Permits