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Transfer to/from Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport (MSP)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport (MSP)

Transportation

 
Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport (MSP)

There is a ground transportation counter on level T of Lindbergh Terminal, open from 6:00 am to 0:00 am, where you can request information.

Ride-sharing - Uber and Lyft users can board the vehicles on level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp and the ground level of the Purple parking ramp.

Bus - Route 54 from Metro Transit (Tel +1 612 341 4287) picks up passengers on the Upper East Roadway, two levels above level T of the Lindbergh Terminal. Buses travel to Mall of America, Maplewood Mall and downtown Saint Paul from 4:00 am to 1:15 am, with a frequency of 15-30 minutes. Journey time is around 25 min. and tickets cost USD2.50 during rush hours and USD2.00 at other times.
Jefferson Lines (Tel +1 800 451 5333) serves locations inside Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
Other operators inside the enclosure provide transportation to several locations in the surroundings. It is advised to book your ride in advance. Counters are located in the ground transportation atrium of Terminal 1.

Train - Metro Transit's Blue Line (Tel +1 612 373 3333) stops at both terminals. The station in Terminal 1 is found under the Red and Blue parking ramps, while in Terminal 2 is on the north side of the Orange parking ramp. Trains operate every 10-15 minutes and have a fare of USD2.50 for peak hours and USD2.00 the rest of the day. From the airport you can travel to Mall of America in about 12 min. and to downtown Minneapolis in approximately 25 min., with intermediate stops at Bloomington Central, Fort Snelling, Government Plaza and Nicollet Mall.

Taxi - Ranks at Terminal 1 are located on level T, while at Humphrey Terminal are found in the ground transportation centre, on the lower level of the Purple parking garage. Fares to downtown Minneapolis are around USD39.00-49.00 (15-30 minutes) and to downtown Saint Paul are USD31.00-38.00 (20 min.)

Car Rental Services

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Private bus operators:

Groome Transportation - St. Cloud (Tel +1 888 522 9899) - Albany, Alexandria, Albertville, Avon, Baxter, Bertha, Brainerd, Browerville, Camp Ripley, Clarissa, Clearwater, Cold Spring, College of St. Benedict, Cyrus, Eagle Bend, Glenwood, Hewitt, Litchfield, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Maple Grove, Melrose, Monticello, Morris, New London, Osakis, Paynesville, Plymouth, Rogers, Sauk Centre, Spicer, St. Cloud, Universidad de St. John, Starbuck, Wadena, Willmar
Groome Transportation - Duluth (Tel +1 218 724 4676) - Duluth, Scanlon/Cloquet, Hinckley, Barnum, Moose Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Sandstone, Pine City, North Branch, Forest Lake
Groome Transportation - Eau Claire (Tel +1 715 830 9400) - Eau Claire, Menomonie, Baldwin, Hudson
Groome Transportation - La Crosse (Tel +1 507 280 9270) - Lewiston, St. Charles, Winona, La Crosse
Groome Transportation - Rochester (Tel +1 507 280 9270) - Rochester
Landline (Tel +1 888 428 1149) - Mankato, Duluth Land To Air Express (Tel +1 651 224 5095) - Mankato, St. Peter
NWT Express Shuttle (Tel +1 877 698 3977) - Hayward, Spooner, Rice Lake, Cumberland, Turtle Lake, Amery, New Richmond, St. Croix Falls
Rochester Shuttle Service (Tel +1 507 216 6354 / 888 998 9098) - Services to Rochester

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Latest updates: March 06, 2020

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.