Local Transporation Information
University of Minnesota campus map
See locations of the Commons Hotel and the East Bank Station of Light Rail.
Taxi from MSP Airport
TIME: Allow 25
minutes / 45 minutes for rush hour (6-9 am and 3-6:30 pm M-F)
COST: Approximately $50 one way
There are usually taxis awaiting passengers at the
Ground Transportation Atrium
Airport Taxi - 612-721-0000
Green and White - 612-522-2222
Red and White - 612-871-1600
Yellow - 612-824-4444
Light Rail from MSP Airport
TIME: Allow 60 minutes
Light Rail train (Blue Line) destined for Downtown Minneapolis. Trains leave
every 7.5 minutes during rush hours, every 10-15 minutes at other times.
Disembark at Downtown East Station - travel time of
approximately 15 minutes.
Board a Green Line light rail train from the Downtown East
station towards St. Paul to the East Bank Station. The ride is approximately
five minutes to the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus.
You may visit the Metro Transit website to create a
personal transportation route. You must go to the website to plan the trip with
your specific times and dates:
Once on the website, choose the Plan Your Trip tab located
at the top of the screen, and scroll to Transit Trip Planner.
Enter your starting point using the Landmark option, and
scroll down to Airport Mpls- St. Paul Int'l.
Again for step 2, use the Landmark option scroll down to
choose U of M- East Bank.
Add your correct date and time, and click Plan Itinerary.
Your complete itinerary should include transferring from
the Blue Line train to the Green Line train at the Downtown East Station.
COST: non-rush hour= $1.75 bus/$1.75 light rail
rush hour = $2.25 bus/$2.25 light rail (6-9 am
& 3-6:30 pm M-F)
Super Shuttle from MSP Airport
TIME: Allow 60 minutes from/to the airport depending on
To the Commons Hotel
Reservations are not necessary for arrival into
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
COST: $16.00 one way/$30.00 round trip
Advance reservations are required from the Commons Hotel
Minneapolis (formerly Radisson Hotel)
- Claim your luggage.
- Proceed to the lower level (follow signs to ground
transportation), and continue to follow the signs upstairs to the Scheduled
Van/Hotel Shuttle Van loading area. SuperShuttle is located inside the
terminal by the loading area.
- Identify yourself to the SuperShuttle agent.
- Van Service: contact 800-BLUE-VAN at least 24 hours in
advance of your departure time. A reservation agent will suggest a pick up
time from your hotel. To book online go to http://www.supershuttle.com and
click on the ONLINE RESERVATIONS tab.
- Reservations will need to be guaranteed by a credit card.
Please have your flight information available.
- You will need to choose shared-ride or exclusive-van
service. Shared ride service makes stops at other hotel, it may take up to
an hour for you to reach your destination. Exclusive van service is private
van service meant for groups up to ten guests.