Traveling to Minneapolis

Airport Serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul Region

Minneapolis is just 15 minutes northwest of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) located across two terminals: 

Terminal 1 – formerly Lindbergh Terminal, servicing: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.

Terminal 2 – formerly Humphrey Terminal, servicing: Air Tran Airways, Condor, Icelandair, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. 

Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service. Trains operate 24 hours a day between terminals. No fare is required between airport stations. There is no pedestrian access between the buildings.

Ground Transportation to and from Downtown Minneapolis

(NOTE: The Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transportation booth on Level T is staffed seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight. Staff provides information, directions and other assistance to travelers.)

Super Shuttle offers service from the MSP airport to the downtown Minneapolis hotels.

Taxi Service is available outside the baggage claim area. Travel time from the airport to downtown Minneapolis hotels is 20 minutes without traffic. Fees vary from $32.00 to $42.00 one way depending on traffic.

Light Rail Service is available from the airport to the downtown area; however, light rail stops are not close to the Hilton hotel used for the meeting.

Public bus service is available through Metro Transit.

Rental car counters are available at both airport terminals. 

About Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, once heated rivals, are known today as the Twin Cities and are the nexus of a thriving 11-county metropolitan area. The Twin Cities region has a strong, diversified economy. Numerous major companies are headquartered here, including Cargill, General Mills, Land O'Lakes, Target Corporation, United Health Group, Best Buy, and others. The Twin Cities campus is the largest in the University of Minnesota system and its facilities contribute to the area's focus on education and research.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. Skyline in Fall
Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes because there are more than 15,291 lakes across the state. There are also more than 10 million acres of wetland in Minnesota, second only to the state of Alaska. Minnesotans enjoy recreational activities year-round, including boating, cycling, camping, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and ice skating/hockey.


Ways to Enjoy the Cities

Downtown Minneapolis features upscale shopping, a wealth of fine dining options and a vibrant nightlife scene that includes everything from Irish pubs to dance clubs. And from First Avenue to theDakota Jazz Club to the Minnesota Orchestra, you can find live music every night of the week. As the third-largest theater market in the country, Minneapolis offers a variety of choices for every taste. World-renowned museums include the Minneapolis Institute of ArtsWalker Art Center and Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.

 "Meet Minneapolis," the city's destination marketing organization, offers suggested itineraries for visitors who want to explore the rivers, lakes, restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping opportunities in the area. 
Mill City Museum

Meal Options

Meals are not included with the conference registration. Downtown Minneapolis has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from -- your next meal is never very far away!  Ask the hotel concierge or hotel front desk staff for recommendations.