Travel notes

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings- Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey- each with adjoining parking ramp facilities. 

Ground transportation

Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, ride share services, and car rental companies all operate at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Taxi service
Taxi service at Terminal 1 is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs direct passengers one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers in obtaining a taxi. At Terminal 2, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Center, located on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building. Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 12 miles from the airport, with fares averaging US $39–$49. A $6.25 fare will be displayed on the taxi meter at the onset of your trip. This fee includes a $2.50 flag drop and a $3.75 airport access fee.

Both ride share options service Minneapolis, and are great options for transportation to and from your accommodations and throughout the city. Access these services by downloading the apps on your smartphone.

Shared ride service to and from the airport is available through SuperShuttle.  Ticket counters are located in the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transport Center, accessible via the terminal's Tram Level. Follow the signs to the escalator or elevator up. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Travelers arriving at Terminal 2-Humphrey can call for pick up at the SuperShuttle kiosk in the Ground Transport Center, located on Level 1 of the Purple Ramp across from the terminal building.

Additional options
Visit the airport website for additional ground transportation options.

Special travel considerations

A foreign national or alien entering the U.S. is generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. For more information, please visit the U.S. Customs website. 

Minneapolis Visitor Information Center

The Minneapolis Visitor Information Center is open from 10 am–6 pm weekdays and Noon–5 pm on weekends. The center is located at 505 Nicollet in the CenterPoint Energy Building, right off the Nicollet Mall METRO station.

About Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a sprawling epicenter of the Midwest—with both modern cityscape views and historic value and charm. The city is home to the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies, but also to many artistic and cultural highlights. Such spots include the Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, and Minneapolis Convention Center. The Minneapolis Skyway System, an interconnected climate-controlled system of footbridges throughout downtown, makes the restaurants, entertainment spots, Ivy Spa Club, shops, and sports centers all the more accessible. Famously known as one of the “Twin Cities”—sharing the title alongside state capital, St. Paul, Minneapolis is a beloved destination of the Midwest. Readily accessible to the rest of the globe, Minneapolis has all the amenities and attractions of a fantastic Annual Meeting location.

The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest, contiguous system of enclosed, second-level bridges in the world, composed of 9.5 miles of pathways connecting 80 city blocks. The system connects the Minneapolis Convention Center to the Hilton, Millennium Hotel, restaurants, bakeries, retail, masseurs, pharmacies, and more! Need help navigating the skyway? Download the Minneapolis Skyway System app from iTunes® or Google PlayTM.