Transportation

It’s as easy to get to Minnesota as it is to explore Minnesota!
Our state has major transportation hubs giving you access to all of Minnesota and beyond.

The following information is to assist you as you make your plans to study in Minnesota.

NOTE: Information on this page is offered for information purposes only. Study Minnesota does not endorse any commercial or private means of transportation.

Modes of Transit

Airports

Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

http://www.mspairport.com/

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is surrounded by Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights and Richfield. MSP has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings: Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. Each has adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service.

Duluth International Airport (DLH)

http://www.duluthairport.com/

With three airlines, Duluth Airport offers nonstop service to five major cities with hundreds of connections.

Rochester International Airport (RST)

http://www.flyrst.com/

Rochester International Airport is owned by the City of Rochester and operated by the Rochester Airport Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mayo Clinic.

Ground Transportation

Metro Transit

http://metrotransit.org/

Metro Transit is the transportation resource for the Twin Cities, offering an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains as well as resources for those who carpool, walk or bike. It is working to add a light-rail link between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul as well as developing enhanced express bus service throughout the region.

Metro Transit is one of the country’s largest transit systems, providing roughly 90 percent of the 78 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday, there are over 250,000 customers boarding Metro Transit buses and trains.

Biking

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/

The Minneapolis Bicycling Program helps those who live and work in the city to use bicycles as a low polluting, cost-effective, and healthy way to travel. Minneapolis has been ranked as one of the best biking cities in the country by Bike Score, the #2 biking city by Bicycling Magazine, and the #4 bicycling city in the nation by the US Census Bureau. Minneapolis has 92 miles of on-street bikeways and 85 miles of off-street bikeways. The city has also been awarded with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community Award.

Nice Ride Minnesota

https://www.niceridemn.org/

Nice Ride’s mission is to enhance the quality of our urban life by providing a convenient, easy-to-use bike sharing program that will provide residents and visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town.