Getting to Minneapolis

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By Air:

PixabayMinneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (612-726-5555) is located approximately thirteen miles north of downtown. The Light rail transit runs to downtown approximately every 10 minutes. To get from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport to your destination: You can rent a car, take a taxi or limo or ride a bus. Rental car service desks are located in the baggage claim area. All major companies are represented in Minneapolis. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

By Train:

Light rail transit (LRT) trains stop at both Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey and connect travelers to 17 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north.

The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Transit Center, between the Blue and Red ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Transit Center. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station.

GratisographyThe Terminal 2 light rail station is located on the north side of the Orange Ramp. From Level 1 near Ticketing take the elevator or escalator up to the Orange Ramp skyway. Follow the signs to the LRT station. Take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.

Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours and typically every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations.

For more information, visit the Metro Transit website,

By Bus:

BurstCity bus service is located in Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station of the Airport. To travel downtown, take Route 54. City bus pick up and drop off is located on the Upper East Roadway, located two levels above Level T.

There is no bus pick up at Terminal 2-Humphrey. Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 must take light rail transit (or another means of transportation) to Terminal 1 to access city buses. There is no charge for rail service between MSP's terminals.

International Documents:

A valid passport is required for travel into the United States from Mexico, Canada and other international destinations.

Visa Waiver Program:

Travelers coming to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less from qualified countries may be eligible to visit the United States without a visa if they meet the visa waiver program requirements. Thirty-six countries currently participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Visit the Department of State for more information. Customers: You must complete customs and immigration formalities at the first point of arrival in the U.S., whether or not it’s your final destination. Note: You are advised to purchase travel and health insurance in case of an emergency.