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Parking for Upper House

Take the Bus

Instead of driving to Upper House, consider taking the bus. Upper House is located close to Madison Metro Transit bus stops on nearby W. Johnson Street and University Avenue. Please follow these links for planning your route and your fare. It’s a short walk to Upper House from the following bus stops. 

For Eastbound, Southbound, and Northbound routes, guests should use Stop 0455 (W Johnson at N Park). 

From Stop 0455, walk east on W. Johnson Street to the East Campus Mall crosswalk. Turn and walk north on East Campus Mall (walk toward the Walgreens). The Upper House entrance is on East Campus Mall (on your right).

For Westbound routes, guests should use Stop 0765 (N Lake at University).

To get to Upper House from Stop 0765, cross N. Lake Street and walk west on University Avenue one block to East Campus Mall. Go south on East Campus Mall (turn left at Valentia Coffee). The Upper House entrance is on East Campus Mall (on your left).

Parking Options

Street Parking

Meters located on City streets are enforced from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. Be aware that some meters have special restrictions such as "No Stopping, Standing or Parking" during stated hours of peak traffic.

Street meters are also "smart meters" that allow you to pay for parking from your phone via a mobile app. 

For more information on street parking, including the mobile app for payments, visit the City of Madison website.


University Square Parking Garage | 332 N. Lake St.

This parking garage is located underneath Upper House. It is the most convenient, but it is also the most expensive.

Hourly Rate: 
0-30 Mins $5.00
31-60 Mins $10.00
Each additional hour is $4.00 per hour

Entrance is on the west side of Lake Street, between University Avenue and West Johnson Street. If you park here, take the Milio’s elevator (behind the red cement block on the northwest side of the parking deck) to the second floor.


Southeast Campus Ramp | 301 N. Lake St.

This parking garage is located across the street from Upper House.

Entrance is on east side of N. Lake Street between University Avenue and W. Johnson Street.

Hourly Rate (Mon-Sun 7:00am - 4:30pm)
0-30 Mins $1.00
1 Hour $2.00
90 Mins $3.00
2 Hours $4.00
2.5 Hours $5.00
3 Hours $6.00
Additional Hour $1.00

Hourly Rate (Mon-Sun 4:30pm - 12:00am)
1 Hour $1.00
Max $5.00


State Street Campus Garage | 412 N. Frances Street

The entrance for this garage is on the west side of Frances Street.

Hourly Rate
$1.80 per hour

Nights & Weekends
$8.00 maximum

Online Tool to Check Parking Availability

For Madison City parking garages, such as the 412 N. Frances Street Garage (aka State Street Campus Garage), you can visit this website to see real-time parking spot availability.

Current Hourly Parking Availability | Parking | City of Madison, WI

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