Light rail transit (LRT) trains stop at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and connect travelers to 17 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the south.
Airport Station Locations
The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Red and Blue parking ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Red and Blue parking ramps. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the light rail station.
The Terminal 2 light rail station is located on the north side of the Orange Ramp. From Level 1, near Ticketing, take the elevator or escalator up to the Orange Ramp skyway. Follow the signs to the LRT station. Take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.
The light rail stations are fully accessible.
Special note: As of April 17, 2020, the Blue Line LRT will not run between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. A shuttle will provide service between the two terminals during that period. At Terminal 1, pick up the shuttle on upper east roadway across from the front of the terminal. Get there using the tram level or a skyway. Look for the bus stop that serves Route 54 to find the shuttle's pick-up location.
At Terminal 2, the shuttle picks up passengers near the LRT station.
Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours and typically every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. From the airport, trains can take you to Mall of America in about 12 minutes and to the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis in about 25 minutes. If you have a layover and plan to take the train away from the airport, please allow time to travel and return.*
*Be sure to check the light rail schedule at Metrotransit.org if you plan to utilize this service.
- Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations
- Reduced fares are available for seniors, children and persons with disabilities. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare
- For more information, visit the Metro Transit website, www.metrotransit.org/light-rail
- No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations
Use the LRT to travel between airport terminals. There is no charge for rail service between MSP’s terminals.
Complimentary shuttle service between the terminal buildings is available as an alternative to light rail for passengers with mobility challenges and those with special needs (e.g. physical limitations, elderly, parent with young children and baggage).