Think 5-4-3-2-1 For Your Departure

5 hours before departure: Check out of your hotel. 4 hours before departure: Turn in your rental car. 3 hours before departure: Check bags at ticket counter. 2 hours before departure: Get in line at the TSA Security Checkpoint. 1 hour before departure: Be at your gate ready to travel.


Monday, Feb. 5 is expected to be one of MSP's busiest travel days on record. Follow the 5-4-3-2-1 game plan to ensure you have a smooth trip home.

  • 5 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE: Check out of your hotel.
  • 4 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE: Turn in your rental car.
  • 3 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE: Check your bags at ticket counter.
  • 2 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE: Get in line at TSA security.
  • 1 HOUR BEFORE DEPARTURE: Be at your gate.


Terminal 1-Lindbergh has two main TSA-operated security checkpoints on the Ticketing Level. One of these checkpoints is always open at Terminal 1. Generally, both Ticketing Level checkpoints are open by 4 a.m. 

Additionally, the Skyway Security Checkpoint on the Skyway Concourse Connector will be open for extended hours on Monday, Feb. 5 from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. Carry-on baggage only.

Checkpoint #7 on Concourse G is available for international connecting travelers only.

At Terminal 2-Humphrey, two security checkpoints are located on Level 2. At least one of the two checkpoints will be open between 3:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Both checkpoints are closed between 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.

More information about security.

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Super Bowl Game Programs

Super Bowl game programs can set off luggage screening sensors. We recommend you carry it with you and do not place it in your checked luggage. At the security checkpoint, place the program in a bin by itself.

Ground transportation

Between Terminals: Light Rail Transit runs between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 around the clock, seven days a week, approximately every 10 minutes during peak times and 15 minutes at other times of day. Service between terminals is free. The light rail transit page has more information about service at MSP.

Around the Twin Cities: There are several ways to make your way around the Twin Cities once you’ve arrived. Check out our ground transportation page for more information.

Light Rail Disruption Feb. 4: Light Rail service – including service that runs between Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey – will be suspended on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 4 a.m. until after the Super Bowl game. Bus bridges will run between MSP's terminals during the disruption. Drop off/pick up locations:

  • Terminal 1 – Upper East Roadway (follow signs for City Buses)
  • Terminal 2 – Light Rail Platform

Lost and Found

The airport’s Lost and Found office is located on the south end of the Terminal 1's Ticketing Lobby, one floor up on the Mezzanine Level.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Phone: 612-726-5141
After Hours: Call 612-726-5141 and leave a message. Calls will be returned the next business day.
Email: [email protected]

For items lost at a security checkpoint, call the TSA Lost and Found line at 612-486-6176, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For items lost on an aircraft, contact MSP’s general information line at 612-726-5555, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, to obtain the airline’s lost and found phone number.


Before you fly, calling your airline to arrange wheelchair services, oxygen requirements and other accommodations will help ensure a smooth experience at the airport. Most airlines have options through their reservations systems that allow travelers to identify specific needs.

Once you get to the airport, airline personnel, the Airport Information and Paging Office, and Travelers Assistance volunteers are available to assist and answer questions.

Answers to frequently asked accessibility questions can be found on our FAQ page. Additional information is available on our accessibility page.

In Airport Entertainment

The Airport Foundation MSP has 10 days of special entertainment lined up for MSP's travelers. Performances began on January 26 and will run through Feb. 2. For a full list of performers and times, visit the foundation's website