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Minneapolis, MN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 51
Total Sleeping Rooms 11,283
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 821
Committable Meeting Rooms* 87
Convention Center Space 693,724 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 480,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 99,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $149
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $155
*Maximum for a single hotel

Minneapolis, MN Airport Information

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Approximate taxi fare: $31 USD

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has four runways and two terminal buildings - Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey - each with adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other must use the light rail transit service, as there is no pedestrian access between the buildings.

MSP is a Delta hub with frequent flights to Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, DFW, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and more; and international flights to Amsterdam, Dubai, cities throughout Canada, Calgary, and Montreal, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Tokyo, and more.

  • Airlines Serving MSP
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Condor
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Great Lakes Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines

Minneapolis, MN Train Information

Amtrak

Amtrak's Midway Station in St. Paul services the Twin Cities area with passenger service via 33 routes to U.S. destinations coast to coast, as well as to Montreal and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Light Rail Service

The state's first light rail line, Metro Transit's Hiawatha Light Rail provides service between the airport and fifteen other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis, a 25-minute ride north, and the Mall of America, an 11-minute ride south. Trains run every 7-8 minutes during peak hours and every 10-15 minutes at other times of the day.

Light rail fares are $2.00 during rush hours (Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm) and $1.50 at all other times. Tickets are sold at vending kiosks at the rail station.

The Humphrey Terminal Light Rail Transit station is located on the north end of the Orange parking ramp. From the terminal building take the skyway on Level 2 to the parking ramp. Follow the overhead signs through the parking ramps. Take the escalators or an elevator down one level to the station platform. The Lindbergh Terminal Light Rail Transit station is located below the Transit Center, between the Blue and Red parking ramps.

Inter-Terminal Travel

Light Rail service is free between Humphrey and Lindbergh terminals.

The Northstar Corridor

Opened in 2009, this commuter rail line provides service between downtown and Big Lake, Minnesota. It will operate on existing railroad tracks and will carry a projected 5,000 daily commuters.

Minneapolis, MN Ground Transportation

Bus Service

Metro Transit (MTC) buses provide local, express and commuter transportation throughout the Minneapolis-St Paul metropolitan area with 203 different routes. MTC Bus #7 runs from the airport to Downtown Minneapolis, approximately every 20 minutes during the day. Bus #54D runs to Downtown St. Paul every 30 minutes.

MTC Bus Fares
 Non-Rush HoursRush Hours*
Adults Local Fare$1.50$2.00
Adults Express Fare$2.00$2.75

*Rush hours: Monday-Friday 6:00-9:00 am & 3:00-6:30 pm.

Downtown Zone Fare

Pay just 50 cents to travel to downtown stores, hotels, restaurants and businesses in Metro Transit's designated Downtown Zone. Tell the driver you will be riding only within the Downtown Zone to avoid paying the normal fare.

City bus service and Jefferson Lines scheduled bus service are both accessible at the Transit Center at Lindbergh Terminal on Level 1 of the Blue and Red parking ramps.

From Lindbergh Terminal, passengers can get to the Transit Center via the free tram on the Tram Level or via the Skyway Connector between concourses C and G.

From Humphrey Terminal, passengers must take light rail transit to the Lindbergh Terminal to access city buses. There is no charge for rail service between the airport terminals.

Shuttle Service

Hotel Shuttles

Check with your hotel first. Many downtown hotels offer free airport shuttle service for guests.

SuperShuttle

SuperShuttle provides door-to-door ground transportation to more than eight-million passengers per year in 19 major US cities.

For more information: 612-827-7777 x 304

Directions:

Lindbergh (Main) Terminal - Follow the signs stating "Hotel Shuttles and Scheduled Vans" to the Ground Transportation Atrium. The SuperShuttle service desk (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) is located in the center of the Atrium.

Hubert Humphrey Terminal - Proceed across the street to the transportation center. Use the phone at the SuperShuttle kiosk and you will be connected to the service desk. An agent will promptly arrange for your transportation.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies have phones and touch screen information kiosks in the baggage claim area at both terminals.

Lindberg Terminal: Rental car counters are located in the Hub building located between the Blue and Red parking ramps, on Levels 1, 2 & 3. Passengers can take the underground tram to go between the Lindbergh Terminal and the Hub building.

Humphrey Terminal: Rental car counters are located in the Ground Transport Center on the ground level of the parking ramp directly across from the terminal building.

All on-site rental car companies have counters at both terminals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

Taxis

There are a number of reliable taxi services that provide transportation between downtown hotels and the airport.

Travelers wishing to take a taxi or van to various cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin can gain access to those services through Lindbergh Terminal's Ground Transportation Atrium or the Humphrey Terminal's Ground Transport Center.

Lindbergh Terminal: Taxi service at the Lindbergh Terminal is accessible via the Tram Level. Signs direct passengers one level up to the cab starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers obtaining a taxi.

Humphrey Terminal: Taxi service is available at the Humphrey Ground Transportation Center, located in the Humphrey Parking ramp on Level 1.

All cab fares are metered at a rate of $1.90 per mile and include a $2.75 trip fee that is added to the final metered fare.

Approximate Taxi Fares from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Downtown Minneapolis :$32-$44
Downtown St. Paul :$38-$44

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
St. Cloud, MN 65 mi 1 hr 10 min 40 min N/A
Milwaukee, WI 160 mi 2 hr 24 min 1 hr 6 min USD $200+
Omaha, NE 167 mi 2 hr 49 min 1 hr 20 min USD $320+
Fargo, ND 235 mi 3 hr 34 min 57 min USD $510+
Des Moines, IA 245 mi 3 hr 34 min 1 hr 25 min USD $270+
Chicago, IL 409 mi 5 hr 50 min 1 hr 25 min USD $118+
Kansas City, MO 437 mi 6 hr 7 min 1 hr 25 min USD $366+
St. Louis, MO 559 mi 8 hr 7 min 1 hr 30 min USD $341+
 
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