Getting to Minnesota

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The Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport external (MSP) has two terminals:

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Terminal 1 - Lindberg Terminal 2 - Humphrey
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Airlines (HUB)
  • Frontier Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Air Tran Airways
  • Iceland Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines

From MSP Airport to Minneapolis

To get between the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport external and Minneapolis, it is most convenient to take public transport the train, which locals call the "light rail". It is also possible to take a taxi (approx $30) or an airport shuttle external (approx $20), but the train (approx $2) is likely faster and certainly more comfortable.

Taxi route from MSP to University of Minnesota

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The following is a description of how to travel from the airport to downtown by train. The description makes the trip look much more difficult than it is since it is written in (possibly annoying) detail.

Note: the Light Rail does NOT go all the way to campus.

    From Baggage Claim to Light Rail Train Station
  1. From the baggage claim level of the airport (one level lower than the arrival level) go down one more level still and follow the signs to the Tram. (This Tram will take you to the transit center. The transit center is the location of the light rail station.)
  2. Get on the Tram. It goes in one direction only and does not take long.
  3. When the tram stops you should get off, because you are in the transit center. Follow signs to the light rail station. You go down one floor and buy your ticket from one of the vending machines (it will be either $1.75 or $2.25, depending on whether you are traveling in rush hour or not.)
  4. After you purchase your ticket, go down one more floor to the train platform. Wait on the side marked "to Minneapolis".
  5. More Directions to Light Rail external written by the Airport.

Lightrail / Bus route from MSP to University of Minnesota

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From Minneapolis to Campus

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Coming from Minneapolis, Bus Route 16 external is the main route connecting to the University. The closest bus stop on campus to the DTC is located right outside Coffman Memorial Union:
320 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 external

A taxi from Minneapolis should also stop at this same place as it is the closest road to the DTC. Here is a list external of taxi companies.

DTC on Campus

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Around Campus & the DTC (See Venue Page)