Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport

The Gateway to the Twin Cities

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History

Starting with a single landing strip in 1920, the airport has seen plenty of changes and improvements over the years. Passenger service was first introduced in 1929, and international service was first offered in 1948, when the airport was officially named Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. With the opening of Lindbergh Terminal (Terminal 1) in 1962, the airport’s capacity skyrocketed, with 4.1 million travelers by 1967.

Transportation

Taxis and Car Services

If you’re traveling through Terminal 1, you’ll find taxis on the Tram Level (Level T). From there, signs direct you one level up to the taxi starter booth, where airport staff will assist you. For ridesharing/car services, the pick-up location is on Level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp, above the Ground Transportation Center.

For Terminal 2, taxis are available at the Ground Transport Center, which is located on the ground level of the Purple Parking Ramp, directly across from the terminal. Ridesharing/car services use the same pick-up location.

Parking

Daily

  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport provides the following parking options:
  • Green and Gold Ramps (connected to Terminal 1 via skyway) — $26/day
  • Value Parking (access to Terminal 1 via light rail) — $19/day
  • Quick Ride Ramp (access to Terminal 1 via shuttle) — $15/day
  • Valet Parking — $45/day

Hourly (4 hours or less)

  • Terminal 1 (parking is connected via skyway) — $5 for the first hour, then $3/hour
  • Terminal 2 (parking is connected via skyway) — $5 for the first hour, then $3/hour

Eat

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is proud to offer a wide range of dining options, with 27 full-service restaurants, 29 casual eateries, 15 grab-and-go options, and five coffee shops.

Shop

The airport’s wonderful shops offer everything you’ll need on your travels and more. You’ll find seven bookstores, 11 clothing and accessory stores, and 24 specialty retail options.

Services and Facilities

The airport offers a wide range of services and facilities, including a spa, a conference center, an armed forces service center, shoe shine, children’s play areas, quiet areas, business services, and various airline clubs.

A complete guide to the airport’s dining options, shops, services, and facilities is available on the website.