Minneapolis-St Paul International
Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport is the largest and busiest airport within the five-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. An important Midwest air travel hub, the facility processes nearly 33 million passengers each year.
Serving the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St Paul, the airport is made up of two terminals: The Lindbergh Terminal (Terminal 1) and the much-smaller Humphrey Terminal (Terminal 2). The facility is clean and attractive, with plenty of shops and restaurants, and extra amenities like a beauty salon, walking path and video arcade giving passengers plenty to do while making connections. Passengers on long layovers can also make use of the convenient light rail network to get to nearby attractions like the Mall of America, and Target Field.
Flights to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport come in from several international hubs, including major destinations like Toronto, Tokyo, Paris, Cancun, London, and Grand Cayman; however most routes are domestic. The airport is a major hub for Delta Airlines, which accounts for nearly 80 percent of its traffic.
The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Minneapolis and 12 miles (19km) south of St Paul.
Getting to the city
A Ground Transportation information booth provides passengers with information and directions. City buses leave from the Lindbergh Terminal to both Minneapolis and St Paul. A light rail operates between the airport, downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America. SuperShuttle provides a shared van door-to-door service to the local cities and towns. Taxis are also available.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Tel: +1 612 726 5800.
Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National and counters can be found in the Hub Building, which can be reached by the free underground tram from the Lindbergh Terminal. Shuttle buses to the off-site rental companies are accessible from the Transit Center in the Hub Building.
Taxis are easily hailed from outside the arrivals terminals at the taxi booth. The journey from the airport to Minneapolis takes approximately 30 minutes, costing $39-49, and to St Paul around 20 minutes costing $31-38. To reach the taxi booth from the Lindbergh Terminal, cross through the Tunnel Level toward the parking ramp and go up one level.
Transfer between terminals
The airport's two terminals are linked by covered walkways and a free light rail that takes three minutes.
Northstar Crossing in the Lindbergh Terminal is a collection of numerous shops, restaurants and food courts. Other facilities include ATMs and bureaux de change, duty-free, postal services and a children's play area. Business centres situated throughout the airport offer internet, fax and photocopying services. Wireless internet access is also provided. The nearby Hilton hotel offers its rooms and gym facilities at day rates. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking for the Humphrey Terminal is in the gold and purple ramps; Lindbergh Terminal parking is in the blue, green, red and gold ramps. All parking is connected to the terminals via skyways. Short-term parking is $5 for the first hour, $8 for the second and $1 per hour thereafter up to $36. Value parking in the orange ramp is $16 per day, connected to the Humphrey Terminal by skyway and the Lindbergh Terminal by light rail.
Flights to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport are available via Delta, Frontier, Air Canada, Alaska, United, American Airlines, Continental, Midwest, US Airways, AirTran, Icelandair, Southwest, Sun Country and various charter airlines. International flights are available on a code-share basis as well.
Free wifi is available throughout the airport via the 'MSP-WiFi' network.
The MSP Airport Conferent Center has meeting rooms, internet-ready workstations, copy and fax services, laptop rentals and catering facilities. There are also self-service business centres in each terminal with phones, dataports and postal services; and charging stations and internet terminals are located in both terminals.
Minneapolis-St Paul International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.