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General Mitchell International Airport
5300 S Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

General Mitchell International Airport is about 14 miles away from the University (~20 minutes drive/taxiride).

How to get to the UWM Campus

Note registration is in the Student Union at the corner of Maryland Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard (2200 East Kenwood Boulevard).  The Residence Halls are about a 3 min walk north of the Union at 3400 Maryland Ave. Look for the tall buildings north of the Union.  The Riverview Residence Hall is at 2340 North Commerce Street, about 2 miles southwest of campus and on the west side of the Milwaukee River off North Avenue.

Taxi: about $ 30-40 one-way from the airport.  It is about a 20 minute drive along the lakeshore from the airport to campus.  

GoRiteway Shuttle Van: about $24 each way for a shared van.  They will stop at both the Sandburg and Riverview Residence Halls, as well as any of the local hotels. You can book this online in advance or at the airport. 

Uber and Lyft: about $27 for a one-way trip from the airport to Sandburg Residence Hall.

Bus: about $2.25 (cash) one-way. A one-day pass for the County bus system is $4, and a 7 day pass is $19.50.  The app will let you purchase 90 min ($2) and 24 hr ($5) fares. If you take the bus, we suggest that you get a prepaid M-Card from the kiosk next to baggage claim #1 or download the app on your phone to pay your bus fare. 

There are two options for bus routes.  

First, there is the Green Line, without any transfers, but it involves more walking.  The Green line bus run about every 15-20 minutes and takes about one hour to get to UWM.  Note that the closest stop to UWM on the green line is the corner of E. Hartford and Oakland Ave (stop # 1341).  You will need to walk about 0.4 miles, (8 min) first east on Hartford Ave. and then north on Maryland Ave to get to the Sandburg Residence Halls.  

To reduce the amount of walking, your second option is to take the Green line bus to stop #736, just south of the intersection of Water and Wisconsin Streets (in the center of downtown).  Walk north about half a block and turn right onto Wisconsin street to pick up the #30/30X bus at stop #632 (the bus will have UWM on its sign).  Note that you cannot get a free transfer unless you have a plastic M-Card, which you can get at the airport (or use the app). This bus will take about 10-20 longer but it stops directly in front of both the Student Union and the Sandburg Residence Halls.