With travel costs undeniably on the rise, strategically planning your trip is more important than ever. When you’re excited to spend time in Minneapolis, the closest and most cost-effective airport in the area is Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). This airport is mere 7.5 miles away from central Minneapolis and it takes no more than 15 minutes to reach the city once you’ve landed and acquired your luggage. There are options to take the Land to Air Express bus which runs from MSP to the Minneapolis Bus Depot three times daily with tickets available for anywhere from $4 to $9 per person. Jefferson Lines also services this same route.

Airport Details and Logistics

MSP’s prime location puts it well within easy reach of not only Minneapolis, but St. Paul, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Eagan, and Richfield as well. The airport hosts an airfield made up of four runways and two terminal buildings with adjoining parking ramps. Convenient rail transit service carries passengers between terminals at MSP which is managed and operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Terminal 1 at MSP has 104 gates while Terminal 2 hosts 14 gates total. MSP currently serves 163 nonstop markets including 27 international markets and 136 domestic markets.

Parking Specifics

If you decide to park at MSP there are daily parking options available for $30 in Terminal 1 green and gold ramps. The Quick Ride ramp is just $19 a day and is found off Post Road which connects to the airport with convenient shuttle service. Valet parking for $55 a day is also available while Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 have hourly rates available at $5 for the first hour and $3 for every following hour maxing out at 4 parking hours total.

Car Rental Options On-Site and Off-Site

Renting a car at MSP is an easy and budget-friendly option for many travelers. The on-airport car rental services are found at counters located in Terminal 1 on the ground level of the Silver parking ramp. From the ramp, there’s an underground tram and plenty of signs to point you in the right direction. In Terminal 2, car rental counters are found in the Ground Transportation Center. This is located on the ground level of the Purple ramp and is situated directly across the way from the terminal building. Car rental companies offering rentals on-site at MSP include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty, and Turo. Additionally, Ace Rent-A-Car is available as an off-airport car rental option. Simply use the customer phone at the rental counter and call for a shuttle pick-up. Services are available 24/7 and your customized pick up will be scheduled for the Grand Transportation Area upon request.

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