Rochester International Airport

Rochester International Airport (RST)


Rochester International Airport is a tiny regional airport in Minnesota served by only two airlines. It receives fewer than 400,000 passengers annually and is generally used for the medical airline AirMed, which is connected to the Mayo Clinic, a top non-profit medical practice and research facility. Staff at the airport are warm and friendly and process times are short as it is such a small airport.


The airport is seven miles (11km) southwest of Rochester.

Getting to the city

Rochester Transit Service route 2/2X Thurston connects the airport to downtown Rochester on weekdays between 5:38am and 12:11am; while route 4/4X Genesee runs between 5:22am and 12:57am on Saturdays, and between 6:42am and 12:16am on Sundays and public holidays. Bus frequency varies. A single adult fare is $1. Amtrak and Greyhound stations are located in downtown Rochester, and provide intercity connections. The 'Rochester Rocket' airport shuttle service is available by pre-booking, and a number of local hotels provide shuttle transfers on request.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to Nov).


Tel: +1 (507) 282 2328.

Car rental

Rental operators at the airport include Hertz, Budget, Avis, National, Thrifty, and Enterprise. Car rental counters are located on the lower level adjacent to the baggage claim area.

Airport Taxis

The taxi booth is located on the lower level in front of the main terminal. Rates are charged at $3 per mile, and a minimum $10 fare is enforced for airport pickups.


Public phones, ATMs, charging stations, vending machines, smoking areas, baby-changing stations, restaurants, bars, and retail outlets are all available. The Frontier Business Centre has workstations, data ports, and telephones, and is open from 5am to 11pm. Rochester Airport is also fully equipped for disabled passengers.


Short-term parking costs $2 for the first hour, and $1 per 30 minutes up to a daily maximum of $24. Long-term rates start from $3.50 for the first two hours, then $2 per additional hour up to $14 per day. The weekly parking lot is $11 per day and $66 per week, while the economy shuttle parking is only $1.25 per hour up to $6.25 per day.

Departure Tax





Only American Airlines and Delta offer flights to Rochester International Airport.


Free wifi is available throughout the terminal, and a faster service is available for a fee.

Business Lounges

While charging stations and wifi are both available, there are no other business amenities at Rochester Airport

Rochester International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.