Transportation to Campus

There are a variety of transportation options from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

  • Light Rail Transit: The Blue Line leaves the airport every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail station.
    • A quick, easy way to get from the airport to campus (est. 35 minutes): Take the Blue Line to U.S. Bank Stadium station in downtown Minneapolis. Transfer to the Green Line toward St. Paul. Get off at East Bank station.
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  • BusesCity bus service is provided by Metro Transit. For bus fare and route information, call the 24-hour automated system at 612-341-4287.
  • ShuttlesIt costs approximately $20 per person to take a shared shuttle from the airport. If you have more than 3 pieces of luggage you will be charged an extra fee. Bus, van, and limousine service can also be scheduled.
  • Taxis: Taxi service is available for approximately $40-$50. A $6.25 fare will be displayed on the Taxicab meter when you start your trip. This fee includes a $2.50 "flag drop" fee and a $3.75 airport access fee. Use taxis and shuttle services that have the name of the company clearly marked.
  • App-based Ride ServicesUber, Lyft, or other app-based ride services pick up on Level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp, above the Ground Transportation Center.
    • Lyft and Uber cost around $20 on average from MSP to campus, but fares increase when there is high demand. Get an estimate for your trip from Uber or Lyft.
  • Other: International student organizations are also helpful and may offer to assist you with transportation from the airport.

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Last updated: May 2, 2024