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How to Get from Minneapolis Airport to Mall of America

Are you ready to shop ‘til you drop? As one of the largest malls in the US, Mall of America is the perfect place for a shopping extravaganza. Plus, the mall offers fun for the whole family with a slew of entertainment options, including an indoor theme park, aquarium, movie theatres, and much more.

Transportation from Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America is easy whether you’re choosing a taxi, metro, or bus. The Mall is just about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) from the airport. With an airport taxi, it takes just 5 minutes to make the journey, and the fare costs a flat rate of $22.50 (€21.39). The metro picks up passengers from Terminals 1 and 2, with the trip to the mall taking around 13 minutes and costing $2 (€1.90) or $2.50 (€2.38) for adults depending on if it is rush hour. The bus costs the same as the metro, with the local 54 Bus Route picking up passengers from Terminal 1 and taking about 10 minutes to reach the mall.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €21.39 5min 24/7
Metro €3.80 13min 03:36–23:46
Bus €3.80 10min 03:27–00:54

How to get from Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America by taxi

Taking a taxi from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America is the quickest and easiest transfer option. Alternatively, you can pre-book a ride with one of Minneapolis’ taxi companies or with Welcome Pickups’ highly rated professional service that offers taxis at fixed competitive rates. The journey by taxi from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America takes just 5 minutes.

Taxi fare from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America

If you use the airport’s taxi service, the fare to the Mall of America is set at a flat rate of $22.50 (€21.39). If you choose to pre-book a taxi, the fare may vary between the different taxi companies available in Minneapolis. For excellent, punctual service at a flat rate that is competitive with that of a standard taxi, you can also book a transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

$22.50 (€21.39)

Trip Duration

Taxis are available from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can readily find Minneapolis airport’s taxi service at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. If you are in Terminal 1, head to the Tram Level (Level T). Follow the signs to the taxi booth where airport staff will be waiting to direct you to a taxi. If you are in Terminal 2, you can find a taxi at the Ground Transportation Center which is on the ground level across from the terminal building.

Convenience

Taking a taxi is the most convenient form of transportation from Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America, especially if you are travelling with young children and/or lots of luggage. After landing at the airport, you can readily take a taxi directly to the Mall of America or your nearby accommodation, and you will not have to worry about navigating public transportation.

Editor’s Note

Mall of America falls within a zone where the flat rate of $22.50 (€21.39) applies; this flat rate applies to the properties adjoining the mall as well as between both terminals, the Intercontinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, and locations within the Hwy 77, Hwy 62, Hwy 5, and the I-494 loop. Fares to other destinations are based on a metered rate.

Useful Tips

Throughout the US, tipping your driver 20% for good service is standard.
Passengers can pay the taxi fare by cash or card. If you pay with cash and will be needing change for a bill larger than $20, you may want to double-check that your driver can do so before starting your ride.

How to get from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America by metro

If you are looking to save some money on your transportation from the Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America, you can use Minneapolis’ Metro Transit system. The Blue Line metro runs from Terminal 1 (the Lindbergh Station) to Terminal 2 (the Humphrey Station), making a couple of other stops and ending at the Mall of America Station. From Terminal 1, the metro runs from 3:36 to 23:46. The Blue Line runs every 12 minutes during most hours of operation, and the journey takes 13 minutes. The fare for an adult costs $2.50 (€2.38) during rush hours and $2.00 (€1.90) otherwise.

How much is fare for the metro from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America?

The cost of your fare depends on if you are travelling during rush hours, which are between 6:00-9:00 and 15:00-18:30 Monday through Friday. A ticket can be used for 2.5 hours. For an adult (ages 13-64) a ticket costs $2 (€1.90) outside of rush hour and $2.50 (€2.38) during rush hours. Reduced fares are offered for kids (aged 6 to 12) and seniors (65 and older), costing $1 (€0.95) outside of rush hours and $2.50 (€2.38) during rush hours. Individuals with disabilities pay $1 (€0.95) at all times, whilst kids aged 5 or under can ride for free.

Cost

$2 (€1.90)

Trip Duration

*There is a wait time of 12 to 30 minutes for the Metro.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The metro is available from 3:36 to 23:46.

Where can I find the metro?

The Blue Line metro stops at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In Terminal 1, you can find the metro station (Lindbergh Station) under the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps. To get there, you can take the tram from the Tram Level to the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps, and then follow the signs directing you to the Metro Blue Line station. If you are in Terminal 2, you can find the Blue Line station on the north side of the Orange Ramp. To get there from Level 1, go up to the Orange Ramp skyway with the elevator or escalator, and then follow the signs to the station.

Convenience

The metro is a great alternative to taking a taxi if you want to save some money, especially if you are travelling light. However, with the waiting time and the journey time combined, it will take a little longer to reach the Mall of America. During most hours of the day, the entire trip will take roughly 25 minutes.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you are using a Go-To Card or pass, you will need to validate it at the card reader on the station platform, or you can use the Metro Transit mobile app to validate. Random fare checks are performed onboard, so be sure to have your ticket/pass or validated card with you while riding the metro.

Useful Tips

For transit directions and more, you can download Metro Transit’s mobile app to your smartphone.
Tickets must be purchased before boarding the metro and can be bought by cash or card from the ticket machine on the station platform.
If you plan to use the metro or bus frequently during your stay in Minneapolis, you may want to consider getting a Go-To Card to save some money.
If you lose something on the metro or bus, you will need to call Metro Transit Customer Relations staff (dial 612-373-3333 and select option 3) to ask if the item was found. You will need an appointment to pick the item up, or you can arrange to have it mailed to you.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Minneapolis. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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DAYTIME
€105.0
NIGHTTIME
€126.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

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How to get from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America by bus

Another option for transportation from the Minneapolis airport to Mall of America is to take the local bus. Route 54 services the airport and goes to Mall of America. It picks up passengers at the Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station (it does not stop at Terminal 2) and runs from 3:27 to 00:54 daily. The bus runs every 20 minutes during most hours of operation, and it takes 10 minutes to reach the Mall of America. The cost of the fare is the same as for the metro; at $2 (€1.90) outside of rush hours and $2.50 (€2.38) during rush hours for an adult ticket.

How much is the bus from Minneapolis airport to Mall of America?

During rush hours (from 6:00 to 9:00 and 15:00 to 18:30 Monday-Friday), an adult ticket costs $2.50 (€2.38) and outside of rush hours, it costs $2 (1.90). Reduced fares for kids, seniors and persons with disabilities are available, whilst kids under 5 can ride for free. The fare can be paid in cash using the farebox located next to the driver when boarding; change is not available. You can also pay for your fare on the Metro Transit mobile app.

Cost

$2 (€1.90)

Trip Duration

There is a wait time of up to 20 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Available from 3:27 to 00:54, daily.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Route 54 bus picks up and drops off at Terminal 1 only. You can find the bus at the Transit Centre on the Silver ramp’s Level 1. If you are in Terminal 2 and want to take the bus, you can easily take the light rail for free to reach Terminal 1.

Convenience

The bus is the least convenient form of transportation from the Minneapolis airport to Mall of America. It costs the same as the metro, but the metro picks up passengers more frequently and stops at both terminals saving you time and effort.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you are using a Go-To Card, you will need to validate it on the Go-To card reader when boarding the bus.

Useful Tips

If taking the bus, check the sign over the windshield for the number of the route to ensure you are getting on the correct bus.
If you are approaching the stop you want to disembark at, pull the cord above the bus window to signal the driver to stop.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Minneapolis airport from the Mall of America?

The Mall of America is only about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) away from Minneapolis airport. By taxi, it takes about 5 minutes to reach. If you take the metro from Terminal 1, the journey takes 13 minutes, and if you take the bus, it takes 10 minutes, excluding any waiting time for pickup.

How do I get from Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America?

There are three ways you can get to the Mall of America from Minneapolis: taxi, metro or local bus. A taxi is the fastest, most comfortable method of transfer, and the journey takes just 5 minutes. With waiting time, taking the metro may take closer to 25 minutes and the bus may take around 30 minutes.

Is there a shuttle from Minneapolis airport to the Mall of America?

Many hotels near the Mall of America offer shuttles from Minneapolis airport to the hotel, and they offer separate shuttles from the hotel to the Mall of America. If you want to go directly from the airport to the mall, it may be better to take a taxi, the metro, or the local bus.

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