Light Rail Transit

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.

Metro Transit Map of LRT Stations and additional information

HT LRT station web

Airport Station Locations

The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Red and Blue Ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Red and Blue 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 elevators or escalators down one level to the station platform.

The light rail stations are fully accessible.


The METRO Blue Line operates every 15-30 minutes from approximately 3:30 a.m. to midnight (southbound), seven days a week. Service operates every 15 minutes during peak times. Travel on the METRO Blue Line between airport terminals is available 24 hours a day. Click here for a full schedule.

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 latest METRO Blue Line schedule at 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,
  • No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations.

Inter-Terminal Travel

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, parents with young children and baggage)