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Arriving in Minneapolis Saint Paul

By Air

Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is your passport to the world. From here, more than a dozen scheduled airlines carry more than 35 million passengers a year to and from nearly 114 nonstop domestic destinations as well as 21 international markets. MSP serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest air carrier. MSP is split into two terminals: Terminal 1-Lindbergh (main) and Terminal 2-Humphrey.

By Automobile

The metro area is centered around north-south Interstate Highway 35 and east-west Interstate Highway 94. I-94 runs directly through Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and intersects with I-35 in both cities. I-35E feeds into Saint Paul and its surrounding suburbs, while I-35W feeds into Minneapolis and its adjacent suburbs.

By Train or Bus

The Minneapolis Saint Paul railroad connection is through Amtrak’s Empire Builder, with passenger trains serving the area daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. Greyhound intercity buses arrive and depart daily to and from all parts of the country. Downtown terminals in Minneapolis and Saint Paul offer convenient access to hotels, restaurants and shopping. Call Greyhound at 612-371-3325 (Minneapolis) or 651-222-0507 (Saint Paul).
For Amtrak, call 800-USA-RAIL

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Getting Around

City Bus

More than 120 city-suburban bus routes offered by Metro Transit and regional bus services crisscross Minneapolis Saint Paul and serve such destinations as Mall of America and MSP International Airport. Fares range from 50 cents for downtown travel in non-rush hours to $3 for
express travel in rush hours. A six-hour pass is available for $3.50 on weekends ($4 on weekdays) or buy a 24-hour pass for $6.


To catch a cab, head to one of the designated taxi stands in downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul, at the airport or at Mall of America. From other locations, you’ll need to call ahead, as passing cabs may be infrequent or in use. The average cost from the airport to either downtown runs between $26 and $44.

Light Rail Transit & Northstar Commuter Line

Light rail connects the airport and Mall of America to downtown Minneapolis. Nineteen stations serve passengers along the way, allowing easy access to Target Field, the Metrodome, Nicollet Mall, the Warehouse District and Mall of America. Ride fares are $2.25 for travel during rush hours and $1.75 for all other times. The Northstar Commuter Line connects downtown Minneapolis with northern suburbs like Coon Rapids and Big Lake. For more information, visit


Dozens of downtown buildings in Minneapolis and Saint Paul are connected on the second floor by miles of glass-enclosed walkways that allow you to escape the elements. General hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 6 p.m.

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Disability Access and Transportation

Metro Mobility provides door-to-door transportation for people with disabilities. Daily service schedules vary by city and costs vary depending on the time of day. For wheelchair/special needs transportation, call 651-602-1111.

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