MSP

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport

Minneapolis, US

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Getting around the airport

MSP

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is situated 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis. It has two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) and Terminal 2 (Humphrey).

  • An inter-concourse tram is available on Level T (Terminal 1) that also takes passengers between concourses and to the transit center (for car hire and LRT).
  • The terminals are connected landside by a free Light Rail Transit. It runs every 7 to 15 minutes.
    Terminal 1, transit level, landside
    Terminal 2, landside, orange parking ramp, level 2, north side
    Hours of Operation: 24 hours

  • There is also an inter-terminal shuttle service with wheelchair lift for passengers with special needs. It runs every 20 minutes.
    Terminal 1 and 2, Ground Transport Center, Outside Terminal
    Hours of Operation: 06:00-22:00

  • The terminals are not connected by a shared roadway – if you are driving to the airport, be sure to follow the signs to the right terminal. 

  • TSA PreCheck is available at Terminal 1, Checkpoint 4 while Global Entry is available at Checkpoint 7 on Concourse G.

The Lindbergh Terminal has 3 levels: Level T is the Transportation Level, the Lower Level is for ticketing, baggage claim, and the mall, and the Upper Level is where security and gates are located.
The Upper Level has Concourses A to G, with E & F in the centre, A to D on the right, and G on the left.

Concourse A is far from the security and check-in halls so leave a little extra time to get there.

The Humphrey Terminal has 2 levels – Level 1 is check-in and baggage claim while Level 2 is security and H Gates on a single concourse.

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Getting into Minneapolis

Convenient transportation

Train and taxi are the most convenient transportation options for getting to the city:

Light Rail Transit

LRT Service between MSP Airport and Mall of America (12 minutes) or downtown Minneapolis (25 minutes) operates every 10-15 minutes from 04:00-01:00 daily. Fares cost USD 2.25 during peak hours (06:00-09:00, 15:00-18:30) and USD 1.75 at other times.

Taxi

Taxi service is provided 24 hours a day. Fares cost USD 40-50 to downtown Minneapolis for a 25 minute journey.

Terminal 1 and 2, ground transport center, outside terminal
Hours: 24 Hours

Buses

Public transit buses also operate from 04:30 to 00:30 daily. Fares vary from USD 0.50 to USD 3.50 depending on fare type and time of day.

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Avoid Long Check-In and Security Lines

Head to these check-in desks

If you’re flying with Delta, there is a single counter open on Level T in Terminal 1 in the mornings. You can check in for your flight and send your luggage off with little to no waiting.

For regular travellers, take the tram to the other end of Level T (towards the LRT and Transit Center). Go up two levels to find Security Checkpoint 10. Typically this area is for seasoned business travellers and airline crew, so the line is shorter and moves quickly. 

Terminal 1, landside, level 2
Opening Hours: 05:30-13:30 Mon-Fri

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Creative Japanese with high-tech service

Where to eat: Shoyu

A refreshing alternative to typical airport fare, Shoyu offers a delicious menu of creative sushi, noodles and ramen. It also has a good mix of other options (try the Kobe beef burger and shrimp pad thai), including gluten-free meals and 20 beers, among them, craft brews and Japanese beers.

And apart from the food, it's a nice place to hang out or work, with a fresh, modern ambience, free Wi-Fi and power charging outlets at each table. Service is efficient, too. Every seat has an iPad for you to immediately place your order, and a card reader so you can pay instantly. Food comes quickly to the table. 

If you like Shoyu, try its sister restaurant, Mimosa, offering a similar service concept and brasserie food (near Gate G3) or Bar 'Minnie' (opposite Gate G4).

Location: Terminal 1, airside, concourse G, next to gates G1-G6, at the end of 'The Mall'
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 05:00-21:00

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Power outlets

At various locations

There are power seating locations available in Terminal 1.

  • Terminal 1, landside, airport mall food court
  • Terminal 1, airside, concourses A, C, E, and F

Delta Airlines provides free mobile charging stations at its gates.

Samsung Power Pole locations include:

Terminal 1, airside, gates A2, B4, C1, C3, C5, C6, C8, C9, C12, C13/14, D3, D5, E2, E9, E8, F1, F8, F13
Terminal 2, airside, gates H3, H4, H8, and H10

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Showers

Available at XpresSpa

The XpresSpa Regis Salons at Concourse C/D, F, and the Airport Mall offer a full range of spa services, including massage therapy, facials, waxing, and hairstyling.

Showers are also available at the XpresSpa at the entrance to Concourse C and D.
The rate is USD 40 USD for 30 minutes.

Main terminal, airside, concourse C/D
Opening Hours: 06:00-22:00 daily

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Vegan and kosher food options

CIBO Express Gourmet Market

At first look, CIBO Express Gourmet Markets might look like any other airport deli, but rest assured they're better. They offer quite a few options of vegan, vegetarian and kosher food. Try their sandwiches and salads. There are six locations, all situated in Concourse G.

  • CIBO Express Gourmet Market Terminal 2
    Locations: Airside, Terminal 1, Concourse G next to gates 4, 8, 12,15, 18 & 22
    Opening hours: 05:00-21:00 daily
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Quiet Seating Area

Mezzanine level, Terminal 1

Terminal 1 has an airside Quiet Seating Area for passengers that would like to rest or get some work done. Take the stairs or elevator next to the Delta Sky Club (where the hall to Concourse F meets the central lobby) up one level and take a left. The seating area is on your right. There are leather chairs, outlets for charging electronics, and a view overlooking the Airport Mall. You can still hear boarding announcements.

Terminal 1, airside, hall to concourse F
Opening hours: 24 hours

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Lounges

Delta Sky and United Clubs

There are two Delta Sky Club lounges available at the airport. Entry costs USD 50 at the door.

Terminal 1, airside, concourse F/G (beginning of F concourse)
Opening Hours: 04:30-22:00 daily 

Terminal 1, airside, concourse C, Gate C12
Opening Hours: 06:00-22:00 daily

The United Club is also available for day entry for USD 50.

Terminal 1, airside, concourse E, between Gates E6 and E8
Opening Hours: 05:00-19:15 Sun-Fri, 05:00-18:15 Sat.

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Food delivered to your gate

Airport takeaway

If you're settled by your boarding gate in Concourse G and don't feel like moving, pick up one of the many iPads you'll find by your seat. You can use them to get food delivered straight to your seat from a selection of restaurants - including Shoyu and Mimosa (mentioned in another section), and the Cibo Express Gourmet Market (sandwiches, salads and more). Your order will be delivered within 15 minutes.

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The 'loop walk'

Get moving between flights

Airports can feel stifling sometimes. If you have some time before your flight, we recommend taking this 2.2km airside circular walk to shake those legs and have a look around. En route, you'll pass the Thomson Reuters Art Gallery (Concourse C), an arts centre which shows changing exhibitions and offers a quiet area with comfy leather chairs. 

The loop walk: Start in Terminal 1 (Lindbergh), Concourse G, at the end of the Mall. Walk past G gates then take a left at Gate G17, and go over the long footbridge to Concourse C. Then, take the escalator down to the left and walk back towards The Mall via the C gates.

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Up your game

First-of-its-kind golf simulator

An exciting new addition to Minneapolis Airport is the state-of-the-art golf simulator in a golfing/dining area called PGA (Professional Golfer's Association) MSP.

You'll be able to practice your swing in two full-scale 3D simulator booths, have your swing analysed and try out your putt on several putting greens. Then, after all that exercise, you can buy goodies in the pro-shop, and eat at the American eatery, Champions' Grille.

Location: Terminal 1 (Lindbergh), Level 2, Airport Mall, where Concourses D and E meet
Cost: From USD 10 for access to the putting green to USD 120 for a 60-minute professional lesson, incl. simulator time

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Mall of America

Largest shopping centre in the U.S.

If you have a layover of three hours or more, consider visiting the Mall of America, the largest shopping centre in the United States. Allow 15 minutes on the LRT each way, plus walking time and security screening on your layover. The mall boasts play zones, cinemas, and an aquarium alongside traditional shopping and dining.

Take LRT to ‘Mall of America’ transit stop.

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Luggage storage

Lindbergh terminal

The airport offers storage lockers equipped with fingerprint technology.
Rates are USD 4 for 4 hours or USD 8 per day.

Terminal 1 (Lindbergh), landside, gates C2, C13, and entrance to concourse F.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

On-site rental car hire agencies are located at the airport. Take the tram from Level T of Terminal 1.

Terminal 1, landside, between blue and red parking ramps, levels 2 and 3.

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Observation Deck

Head to concourse D

This observation deck is one of the last of its kind in the United States. This quiet area is where airport and airline staff go to get away from the busy airport, but it is open to the public as well.
To get there, walk down the hallway to Concourse D past the Northern Lights Grill. When the hallway opens up into the gate area, turn left and look for the staircase next to Travel Express. Head up the stairs to arrive at the observation deck.

Terminal 1, airside, concourse D
Opening hours: 24 hours

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Traveling with Animals

Relief areas

If you are traveling with animals, there are two Dog Relief Areas available. Ask for access at the

Terminal 1, airside, information booth at the entrance to concourse E 
Terminal 1, landside, baggage claim level, outside door number one

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