METRO Blue Line trains stop at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and connect travelers to many other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the south.
Airport Station Locations
The Terminal 1 METRO Blue Line station is located below the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the METRO Blue Line station.
The Terminal 2 METRO Blue Line 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 light rail station. Take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.
The stations are fully accessible.
The full route of the METRO Blue Line operates every 15 to 20 minutes from approximately 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Some stations have earlier southbound pickups, beginning at 3:30 a.m. (Check the schedule for specific timing.) Travel on the METRO Blue Line between airport terminals is available 24 hours a day. The full schedule is here.
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 Metrotransit.org if you plan to utilize this service.
- Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations and on the Metro Transit app
- Reduced fares are available for seniors, youth, and persons with disabilities. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare
- For more information, visit www.metrotransit.org/light-rail
- No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations
Use the METRO Blue Line to travel between airport terminals. There is no charge for service between MSP’s terminals, and service between terminals operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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).
City Bus Service
There is no bus pick up at Terminal 2. Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 must take the METRO Blue Line (or another means of transportation) to Terminal 1 to access city buses. There is no charge for METRO Blue Line service between MSP's terminals, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For bus fare and route information, please contact Metro Transit. Call (612) 373-3333 to speak to a transit expert, get help planning a trip, or to access 24-hour automated transit schedule information. Travelers can also find information on the Metro Transit website.