Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has relocated and expanded its rideshare pick-up zone at Terminal 1 as part of a series of operational enhancements that will improve the ground transportation experience for passengers.
The new pick-up zone for travelers using app-based ride services -- such as Uber and Lyft -- connects to the Terminal 1 Ground Transportation Center, one level down from its previous location on Departures Drive. It features a capacity of nearly 50 spaces, double the previous location.
Customers hailing a ride at Terminal 1 will be directed to one of three zones (A, B or C) within the Ground Transportation Center to find their driver safely and efficiently. The roadway’s new angled loading spaces and one-way pull through lanes provide a safer experience for drivers and customers. From the spacious lobby to the covered roadway, rideshare customers will be sheltered from the elements every step of the way.
To facilitate the opening of the rideshare pick-up zone, Terminal 1 taxis have been relocated to the opposite side of the Ground Transportation Center on the north end. Van and shuttle services (limousines, hotel shuttles, regional shuttles and Quick Ride Ramp shuttles) have been relocated to the south end of the Ground Transportation Center, sharing the east roadway with taxis.
There are no changes to the rideshare pick-up zone at Terminal 2.
Earlier this month, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) began service at MSP, providing travelers with another ground transportation option to get to and from the airport. MVTA bus services are available twice an hour, seven days a week, via Route 495. MVTA joins other public bus routes in picking up and dropping off passengers at the Terminal 1 Transit Center on Level 1 of the Silver Ramp. For more information, visit mvta.com/airportservice.