The Twin Cities region of Minnesota has more to offer than its understated Midwestern charm. From stunning scenery to adrenaline-pumping attractions, there's no shortage of activities beyond Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). The area is home to world-renowned theater, major league sports teams, and one of the biggest shopping destinations in the country. Flights to Minneapolis are full of travelers eager to explore the exciting destination. Start your visit with a marathon shopping spree and end with a gourmet dinner overlooking the sparkling Minneapolis riverfront. Booking the cheapest flights to Minneapolis may be the easiest part of planning your visit, but choosing your destinations within the city could be the most fun. With the money Travelocity helps you save on your Minneapolis plane tickets, you’ll be able to afford everything the city has to offer.
Travelers have a variety of options for getting from MSP to Saint Paul or any of the neighboring towns once their Minneapolis flight arrives. Many major Minneapolis hotels near MSP airport offer guest shuttles to and from the airport, so be sure to contact your hotel to confirm hours and availability. The Minneapolis Metro Transit system offers Light Rail Transit (LRT), which is a 24-hour train service from both airport terminals. Trains run every 10-15 minutes on average, and they can take you to downtown Minneapolis in 25 minutes or over to Mall of America in just 12 minutes. Simply follow the signs from baggage claim to the LRT stations—located below the Transit Center between the Red and Blue parking ramps at Terminal 1-Lindbergh and on the north side of the Orange parking ramp at Terminal 2-Humphrey.
Pick up your rental car reservations at the rental car counters in the Ground Transportation Center in Terminal 2-Humphrey or between the Blue and Red parking ramps in Terminal 1-Lindbergh. Rideshares, shuttles, or limo services can be arranged in the Ground Transportation Atrium in Terminal 1-Lindbergh.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are called the Twin Cities for a reason. And when one airport serves them both, all of the area’s hotels are bound to be close by. Here are some of the more popular hotels near MSP:
Before you head downtown to the theater or to the stadium for the big game, you might want to check out these awesome things to do near the airport:
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