They are currently working on an expansion of the Austin Straubel International Airport. What wonderous facilities the new facility will have only time will tell. In the meantime, we can appreciate the struggling banana tree that eeks out its existence in the airport lobby.
Somehow, I doubt that there is regularly scheduled commercial jet service between Green Bay and any international city. But they do fly jets here, which means that there are a lot of people in the upper peninsula of Michigan who will drive to Green Bay to fly. I am not at all unusual myself as someone who is willing to drive 180 miles each way in order to take advantage of the better air service - and much better air fares - that are offered here. (I flew out of Green Bay when I took my trip to Sweden in December 2003.) Looking in the parking lot here at "Austin Straubel," you'll see quite a few cars with Michigan plates. Unfortunately, they don't have covered parking here - so if you travel in wintertime you had better make sure you have a shovel and a good snow brush in your car.
The airport that links Green Bay with several other cities in America is called the Austin Straubel intl airport. It is located to the southwest part of Green Bay with a good road (Airport Dr.) that gets you to highway 41 and 43. This airport is pretty close the city center and will only take about 15 minutes to the center by car.
Interstate 43 comes to Green Bay from the south and links Green Bay to Milwaukee. 43 circles Green Bay on the north, south, and east, but not the west. Highway 41 runs north/south along the western side of Green Bay. Mason St. (54) runs through the center of the city going east/west. Ashland St. (32) and Monroe Ave. (57) run through the center of the city going north/south to the west and east of the Fox River.
* DOOR COUNTY-GREEN BAY SHUTTLE
Providing transportation between Green Bay and Door County.
Washington Island, Gibraltar Airport
Gills Rock. to Washington Island. Narrated passenger cruise meets Viking Tour Train, tour bus & luncheon tour.
Bike & moped rentals or bring your own bike. Also cruises to Michigan's Fayette State Park on Thursdays in July & August. Sunset concert cruises.
For those without car, plan an Island tour or bike ride. For a choice of departure times and info,
Getting to the Door
From Chicago by auto, take I-94 to Milwaukee, I-43 to Green Bay. Alternate routes to Door County include:
Alternate routes to Door County include:
Route #1: Take Hwy 57 North from Green Bay.
Route #2: Take Hwy 310 (Two Rivers) East to Hwy 42.
Route #3: Take Hwy 42 (Two Rivers) North to Algoma. In Algoma take County Road S North to Door County.
From Minnesota & Twin Cities take I-94 to Hwy 29 (just beyond Menomonie, WI) Hwy 29 will take you to Green Bay. Take Hwy 41 north briefly and then I-43 south briefly to Hwy 57 exit going east into Door County (follow Sturgeon Bay signs).
Drive Carefully: When you exit I-43, be aware of the lower speed limit. State troopers and local law enforcement are on the lookout for speeders. Be sure your vacation is relaxing and worry-f
By car or bike.