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Transportation to Campus from MSP Airport

Gopher Chauffeur (August Only)

Gopher Chauffeur The The UMN's Gopher Chauffeur gives students free rides from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to the University of Minnesota campus and several nearby hotels.

DAYS OF SERVICE: August 10-August 26
TIMES: The van arrives every hour and will wait 20 minutes (10 a.m. and 9:20 p.m.)
WHERE: After collecting your baggage, follow the signs to "TAXIS, LIMOS, VANS, and SHUTTLES" (For more detailed directions, please see our printable directions or our videos on YouTube or Youku)
FOR MORE INFORMATION or to make a reservation (strongly preferred, but not required): See

Other Transportation Options From the Airport

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.
  • Buses: City bus service is provided by Metro Transit. For bus fare and route information, call the 24-hour automated system at 612-341-4287.
  • Shuttles: SuperShuttle is a shared shuttle that costs approximately $20 per person. 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.
  • Other: International student organizations are also helpful and may offer to assist you with transportation from the airport.

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