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The Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, with designator
MSP, is the main airport servicing the IMA's metropolitan area.
Ground Transportation From the Airport
TIME: Allow 25 minutes / 45 minutes for rush hour (6-9 am and
3-6:30 pm M-F)
COST: Approximately $35 one way
Airport Taxi - 612-721-0000
Green and White - 612-522-2222
Red and White - 612-871-1600
Yellow - 612-824-4444
Or, for visitors willing to make one transfer, the light
rail system is a good alternative.
Metro Transit Bus/Light Rail Transit
(LRT) from the Airport
TIME: Allow 60 minutes
COST: $1.75 bus/$2.25 light rail during non-rush hour
& $2.00 bus/$3.00 light rail during rush hour (6-9 am & 3-6:30
Trains leave every 7.5 minutes during rush hours, every 10-15
minutes at other times. Travel time to Metrodome Station is
approximately 15 minutes. Please note you will need to board a
bus from the Metrodome station (routes to the IMA include the
50 and 16 which arrive at this stop every 10 minutes). You may
board one of these buses East bound (away from downtown) on 4th
st. S. and Chicago Ave (Kirby Puckett). The bus ride is
approximately 7 minutes. You may visit the Metro Transit
website to create a personal transportation route. You must
go to the website to plan the trip with your specific times and
dates: http://www.metrotransit.org/. Once on the website,
choose the Plan Your Trip tab located at the top of the screen,
and scroll to Transit Trip Planner. Then, enter your starting
point using the Landmark option, and scroll down to Airport
Mpls- St. Paul Int'l. Again for step 2, use the Landmark
option scroll down to choose U of M- East Bank. Add your
correct date and time, and click Plan Itinerary. Your complete
itinerary should include transferring from the light rail to
the bus near/at the Metrodome.
Bus detour information, during Central Cooridor Light Rail construction may be found by visiting: http://metrotransit.org/rail-construction.aspx#UofMDetours
Another option is the Super Shuttle.
TIME: Allow 60 minutes to the airport
COST: $15.00 one way/$30.00 round trip
To the IMA
Reservations are not necessary for arrival into Minneapolis-St.
Paul International Airport.
1. Claim your luggage.
2. Proceed to the lower level (follow signs to ground
transportation), and continue to follow the signs upstairs to
the Scheduled Van/Hotel Shuttle Van loading area. SuperShuttle
is conveniently located inside the terminal by the loading
3. Identify yourself to the SuperShuttle agent.
(Advance reservations are required from the University Hotel Minneapolis (formerly Radisson Hotel)) SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Van Service,
or Exclusive Van Service: contact 800-BLUE-VAN at least 24
hours in advance of your departure time. A reservation agent
will suggest a pick up time from your hotel. To book online go
to http://www.supershuttle.com and click on the ONLINE
RESERVATIONS tab. Reservations will need to be guaranteed by a
credit card. Please have your flight information available.
You will need to choose shared-ride or exclusive-van service.
Shared ride service makes stops at other hotel, it may take up
to an hour for you to reach your destination. Exclusive van
service is private van service meant for groups up to ten
Parking and Transportation Services
Metro Transit (MTC) serves the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area.
Information on Metro Transit Bus and Light Rail System is
http://www.metrotransit.org/or by calling 612-373-3333.
For additional information on Bus Passes (U-Pass), University
Minnesota Campus Connector buses, Biking, Walking, Parking and
please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website at
http://www1.umn.edu/pts/ Please note that parking on and near
very limited and not recommended, however, you can reserve
parking if you are on payroll. See
The University Parking and Transportation Services, located at
Transportation and Safety Building, 511 Washington Ave. S.E.
(612-626-7275) has information available and Fare cards can be
purchased. Fare cards can also be obtained at Coffman Memorial
Union, front desk.
Nice Ride Minnesota- Bike Sharing Program
Nice Ride MN is a non-profit organization supplying short term
bike rental, for a fee, around Minneapolis. Check out a bike
at point A, and return it to any of the stations within the
system near/at your point B. Subscribers pay a combination of a
subscription ($5 for 24 hours, $30 for 30 days, or $60 for 1
year) plus a trip fee (No fee for 30 minutes or under, $1.50
31-60 minutes, etc.). Avoid trip fees by dropping off your
current bike at the nearest station, and checking out a new
within the 30 minute window. Then continue your trip with the
There is a bike station located in front of Akerman Hall on Union St, one block from Lind hall. For other station locations and more information, please
Zipcar is an on-campus car-sharing alternative to owning your
own car. Wheels when you want them to run errands, for day
trips, or to transport bulky items. It's a perfect solution to
your short-term vehicle needs. If you are on payroll through
the University, you are able to receive a discounted rate.
http://www.zipcar.com/umn/ for more information.
Car Rentals and Purchasing a Car in