Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (also known as MSP) is the seventeenth busiest airport in the United States, with over 25.2 million passengers served in 2021. MSP is the primary international airport serving Minnesota's twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The Minneapolis Airport map above will help you find your way around this huge airport with its two massive terminals on two different roadway systems.
As you'll notice on the MSP Airport parking map, the airport offers valet parking, hourly and daily parking at Terminals 1 and 2. You can also book parking at several offsite MSP parking lots nearby.
MSP voted the "Best Airport in America," is a strategically placed travel hub renowned for its ease of check-in, security, and facilities. Delta Air Lines, which accounts for around 65% of MSP's annual passenger volume, and Minnesota's hometown carrier Sun Country Airlines, use the airport as a hub.
|Airport Name||Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport|
|Minneapolis Airport Code||MSP|
|Airport Address||Terminal 1
4300 Glumack Drive
St. Paul, MN 55111
7150 Humphrey Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55450
|Distance from downtown||10 miles approx. from downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul|
|Hub For||Northwest Airlines
|Flight Status: Departures and arrivals||www.way.com/msp/flight-status|
|TSA Wait Times||www.way.com/msp/tsa-wait-times|
When you look at the map of MSP Airport, you'll see two terminals at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Terminal 1 Lindbergh is named after aviator Charles Lindbergh, and Terminal 2 Humphrey is named after former the United States Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Terminals 1 and 2 are approximately 3 miles distant by vehicle and are not connected by any walkways. To go between terminals, travelers must take the METRO Blue Line light rail transit service, which stops at both terminals.
The travel between the terminals is free. However, travelers can also use the Blue Line north or south for a fee to continue their journey.
The bigger of the two terminals, Terminal 1, houses most flight operations and airport services. In addition, some ground transportation services operate exclusively from Terminal 1.
MSP has several train/tram systems that transport people around the airport.
Light Rail Transit or LRT
The LRT links Terminals 1 and 2, operating outside of the security area from beneath the Terminal 1 transit center to the transit center linked to the terminal parking facility in Terminal 2. The LRT ride between the two terminals is free; however, the line extends from both terminals outside the airport area for a cost.
Passengers in Terminal 1 who want to bypass the long walk via Concourse C can take the tram that travels the whole length of the concourse. The tram may also take you to Concourses A and B, with stations near gates C1, C12, and C27.
Another tram runs from the main terminal building on level T to the transit center, where passengers can board the LRT for terminal connections. This tram may also be used to get to the security checkpoint at Terminal 1's southern end, where you can access the higher-numbered gates of Concourses C and G and Concourses A and B.
After passing through one of the three security checkpoints, you can freely move between the concourses at Terminal 1. The protected area is a huge loop that wraps around the parking facilities in the middle, with Concourses A, B, and C having one side that is longer than the other.
Moving walkways are available in Concourses A, C, and G, but not in Concourses B, D, E, or F. (but these are the shorter concourses). Passengers cannot walk between Terminals 1 and 2; they must use the LRT.
|Terminal 1||Terminal 2|
|Air Choice One||JetBlue Airways|
|Air France||Southwest Airlines|
|Alaska Airlines||Sun Country Airlines|
|Delta Air Lines|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines|
Electric car charging outlets are offered at MSP Airport on a first-come, first-served basis. Charging stations are located on level 8 of the Blue, Red, and Silver Ramps at Terminal 1. In addition, level 7 of the Orange Ramp at Terminal 2 has recharge stations. There is no price for this service and no time restriction on your stay.
Hourly Parking is provided at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Daily parking and the Quick Ride Ramp are at Terminal 1, while Valet Parking is offered at Terminal 2. (Check the MSP Airport Parking map above to know where each lot is located) You can find more affordable rates at offsite MSP parking lots near the airport.
There is no designated over-height vehicle parking at Minneapolis International Airport. However, the parking ramps at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 have clearances of 7' and 6'10". At 8'2", Terminal 2 Hourly Parking has the highest clearance.
Parking spaces reserved for passengers with disabilities are located on all of MSP's parking ramps.
MSP is one of the top pet-friendly airports in the United States, so flying with your pet is a breeze.
There are pet relief zones in the following locations:
MSP has seven security checkpoints spread across its two terminals. Almost all international flights arrive and depart from Terminal 1. Upon arrival, travelers must clear Customs & Immigration.
TSA PreCheck is offered at Terminal 1's south security checkpoint and Terminal 2's security checkpoint 1.
Minneapolis Airport has car rental companies in Terminals 1 and 2 and several off-airport rental companies. You'll also find rental car counters between the blue and red parking ramps on the second and third levels of Terminal 1. You can find them in the ground transit center of the purple parking ramp at Terminal 2.
The Blue Line of the LRT connects downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America, halting at both MSP Terminals 1 and 2. Passengers can transfer from the Blue Line to the Green Line to Saint Paul or the Red Line to Apple Valley.
Trains leave at 10-minute intervals during peak hours and every 10-15 minutes during off-peak hours, with the trip to downtown Minneapolis taking approximately 25 minutes.
Bus 54 is a city service bus that runs from Terminal 1 to Saint Paul, where travelers can connect to downtown Minneapolis. Keep in mind that city buses only arrive and depart from Terminal 1, so travelers must use the free LRT from Terminal 2.
Jefferson Lines Bus
From Terminal 1 transit station, scheduled buses to Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin depart. Tickets can be bought in person at the GO Rochester Direct desk or online.
Buses, vans, and limos can be reserved in advance or arranged upon arrival at MSP (book ahead for out-of-town services). Ticket counters are available at the ground transportation center or for pre-bookings; MSP recommends these firms.
SuperShuttle offers shared ride services that can be booked in advance or on arrival at the ground transportation location. Bookings may be made by dialing 800-258-3826 or visiting supershuttle.com.
The ground transportation area of Terminal 2 and level T of Terminal 1 both have taxi stands. If you're going to downtown Minneapolis, expect to pay $30–$40. A trip to downtown Saint Paul is $40–$50.
Drivers for Uber and Lyft are permitted to operate from MSP and use the usual car drop-off area for departing passengers. Pick-up is permitted in the following areas:
MSP is not located in a single city but rather among several. The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the suburban cities of Bloomington, Eagan, Mendota Heights, and Richfield, surround the airport.
Yes, you can. Minneapolis Airport is, in fact, one of the more sleeper-friendly airports in the country.
METRO Blue Line trains stop at Minneapolis Airport Terminals 1 and 2 and link passengers to several locations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and the Mall of America to the south.
Minneapolis Airport has 2 terminals - Lindbergh Terminal 1 and Humphrey Terminal 2.
Minneapolis Airport has plenty of restaurants in both terminals.