Travel & Transportation
Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) Ramp at Third Avenue
This ramp is controlled by the MCC with public parking available 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Payment for parking can be made with cash, vouchers, or credit cards and is due upon exiting the ramp. Parking ramp attendant hours vary based on event activity and the rate is generally not higher than $9 per day.
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Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport (MSP; www.mspairport.com) is ~15 miles southeast of downtown Minneapolis. Twelve commercial passenger airlines service MSP:
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Delta Airlines (+1-800-328-1111, www.delta.com)
Receive discounts between 2% and 10% on domestic and international roundtrip flights for the GSA Annual Meeting by using code NM7V9 when you call the Delta reservation line at +1-800-328-1111, or reserve through your travel agent. Discounts apply to travel between 1–20 October 2011.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO/FROM MSP
The Terminal 1–Lindbergh ground transportation booth on Level T (tram level) is staffed seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to provide information, directions, and other assistance to travelers.
Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains stop at both terminals and connect travelers to 17 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis. Trains run every 10–15 minutes during the day, with a lighter schedule at night. The ride to downtown Minneapolis takes ~25 minutes. Go to metrotransit.org for a complete light rail schedule, fare breakdown, and map. All light rail stations are fully accessible.
The Terminal 1–Lindbergh light rail station is located below the Transit Center, between the blue and red parking ramps. Take the tram (Level T, one level below baggage claim) to the Transit Center and follow the signs to the underground LRT station.
The Terminal 2–Humphrey light rail station is on the north side of the orange parking ramp. From Level 1 near Ticketing, take the elevator or escalator up to the orange ramp skyway. Follow the signs to the LRT station, and take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.
Fares: Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations and run between US$1.75–$2.25, depending on the time of day. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare. No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations.
Terminal 1 – Lindbergh: Taxi service is accessible via the Tram Level (Level T). Signs will direct you one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff can assist you in obtaining a taxi.
Terminal 2 – Humphrey: Taxi service is located on the ground level of the purple parking ramp, directly across from the terminal building.
Fares average US$37–$47 to downtown Minneapolis (up to US$2.50/mile + US$4 airport access fee).
City bus service (Route 54; metrotransit.org) picks up and drops off outside the Terminal 1–Lindbergh Transit Center on Level 1 of the blue and red parking ramps. From the Lindbergh Terminal, access the Transit Center via the tram on Level T or via the Concourse Connector between concourses C and G. There is no bus pick up at Terminal 2–Humphrey; passengers must take light rail transit (free between terminals) to the Lindbergh Terminal to access city buses.
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ExecuCar MSP Airport Transfers
SuperShuttle offers shared ride service to and from the airport . Shuttles operate daily, serving all downtown hotels to/from the airport for US$15 each way or US$24 round-trip (save US$12 on the round-trip by using discount code J855J when reserving). Use J855J to also save US$5 each way on private sedan/SUV trips to and from the airport. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
The SuperShuttle ticket counter is in the Terminal 1–Lindbergh ground transport center, accessible via the terminal's Tram Level. Follow the signs to the appropriate escalator or elevator up. Travelers arriving at Terminal 2–Humphrey can call for pick up at the Super Shuttle kiosk in the ground transport center, located on Level 1 of the purple parking ramp across from the terminal building.
Terminal 1–Lindbergh: Rental car counters are located on the second and third levels between the blue and red parking ramps, which can be reached via tram.
Terminal 2–Humphrey: Rental car counters are located in the ground transport center on the ground level of the purple parking ramp, directly across from the terminal building.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car, +1-800-593-0505: Save 5% when you make your reservation online under "Business Rentals." The Enterprise Business Rental Program number is 1299A11, and GSA's pin is "GEO."