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Travelers who are interested in cheap flights to Minneapolis can find many options of flying into the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There are two terminals at this airport, numbered 1 and 2. As they are located off of different roadways, it is important for passengers to know which terminal they will be using. It is a joint civil military airport, and there is Air Force action on its premises. This airport is located in an unincorporated part of Hennepin County, and some of the airport is within the city limits of Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Information

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the most important airport of the upper Midwest region of the United States. Amenities at this airport include quick and full service restaurants, shops, gift stores, a video arcade, a barber shop, massage chairs, shoe shining, newsstands, lockers, lost and found and postal services.

Airlines That Fly Into Minneapolis

The Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) is within the top twenty busiest American airports, and the busiest of the upper Midwest region. MSP serves as a hub airport for Delta, Compass Airlines, Mesaba, Pinnacle Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. About 80% of the flights in this airport are through Delta, but some other major airlines present include American, Continental, Southwest, United and US Airways.

Minneapolis Transit Information

Distance to city: 16 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: $2.25 (rush hour) or $1.75 (all other times)
  • The bus Route 54 stops at the airport, outside of Terminal 1, on Level 1 of the Red and Blue parking ramps. It will take passengers to the Transit Center, where they can connect to other routes.

Train to city

  • Fare: $2.25 (rush hour) or $1.75 (all other times)
  • Passengers can catch the Light Rail Transit from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and it goes to downtown and to the Mall of America.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: $34-44
  • Taxis from Terminal 1 are around the Tram Level; taxis from Terminal 2 are by the Ground Transportation Level.

Other options

Car Rental Companies at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

These car rental companies have offices at both terminals. At Terminal 1, they are located at the second and third levels, between the Blue and Red parking areas. At Terminal 2, they are located in the Ground Transportation Center, which is on the ground level of the Purple parking area, across from the terminal building.