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Travel to Milwaukee

Airports, Airport Shuttles and Car Rentals

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is a medium-hub airport owned and operated by Milwaukee County. Mitchell's 13 airlines offer approximately 194 daily departures (plus 194 daily arrivals). General Mitchell International Airport is conveniently located just six miles south of downtown Milwaukee.

General Mitchell International Airport: http://www.mitchellairport.com/

Shuttle Service from the airport: Shuttle operators provide door-to-door airport service to hotels and all other locations in Milwaukee County and the surrounding communities. (Many hotels offer shuttle service from the airport, please ask when you make reservations.)

  • Go Airport Connection: Milwaukee at 414 769-2444 or 800-236-5450

Car rentals available at the airport:

  • Alamo -- 1-800-327-9633 / TDD 305-468-2132
  • Avis -- 1-800-831-2847 / TDD 800-331-2323
  • Budget -- 1-800-527-0700 / TDD 800-826-5510
  • Dollar Car Rental -- 1-800-800-4000
  • Enterprise -- 1-800-325-8007 / TDD 800-736-8227
  • Hertz -- 1-800-654-3131 / TDD 800-654-2280
  • National -- 1-800-328-4567 / TDD 800-328-6323
  • Thrifty Car Rental -- 1-800-847-4389

Train

Amtrak can be accessed at the airport or at the central station in downtown Milwaukee.

Amtrak: http://amtrakhiawatha.com/, http://www.amtrak.com

Hotel Information

The Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee City Center is located approximately four miles from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A block of rooms has been reserved under "Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 16)" for a rate of $80 single/$90 double + a current tax rate of 14.6% per night. To secure the conference rate, rooms must be booked by March 1st, 2009. Rooms may be booked by calling (414) 273-2950 or 1-800-222-TREE.

All GLAC 16 conference sessions will be held at the UWM School of Continuing Education’s conference center located approximately three blocks east of our conference hotel, The Doubletree Hotel. This facility is on the 6th and 7th floor of the Plankinton Building at 161 W Wisconsin Ave. in the Grand Avenue Mall. All conference activities are on the 7th floor. Use the elevators on the north side of the building off Wisconsin. Avenue.

UW–Milwaukee: Directions, Parking and Campus Maps

Travel Directions to the UW–Milwaukee

Driving Directions: http://www.uwm.edu/map/vt-drive.html

Parking at the UW–Milwaukee

The UW–Milwaukee, being an urban campus, is very serious about enforcing parking regulations! Contact Parking and Transit for information.

UW–Milwaukee Parking and Transit: http://www4.uwm.edu//trans/

Campus Maps

Interactive Campus Map: http://www.uwm.edu/map/

Printable Map: http://www.uwm.edu/map/map_color.pdf