Getting Here & Around
Enjoy the ride.
With MSP Airport only minutes away, getting to Bloomington is easy no matter where you’re coming from. And if you’re driving, parking is free and directions are simple with Bloomington resting along major Minnesota interstates. Not driving? No problem. Hop on the light rail or bus to get you wherever you want to go between Bloomington and Minneapolis–Saint Paul. It’s map-free kind of travel – the best kind.
The Highway 5 construction project is proceeding as planned and will begin on April 8. During the construction period, sections of Highway 5 will be closed and will change how you get to and from MSP International Airport. Road work is expected to continue through October. Due to low traffic levels at the airport, there is not a designated hotel shuttle detour route at this time.
See the ramp closures in an interactive map at aroundtheairport.com. Select the “Additional July 2020 closures” within the Map Key under Project Timeline.
- Air Travel
- Bus & Light Rail
- Car Rental
- Taxi Service
- Amtrak Train
Bloomington is located adjacent to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). MSP Airport is just minutes from the heart of Bloomington and 20 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Most area hotels provide complimentary Bloomington airport and Mall of America transportation.
- Aer Lingus 1-800-474-7424
- Air Canada 1-888-247-2262
- Air France 800-237-2747
- Alaska Airlines 1-800-426-0333
- American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
- Delta Air Lines 1-800-221-1212
- Frontier Airlines 801-401-9000
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 1-866-434-0320
- Spirit Airlines 1-801-401-2222
- United Airlines 1-800-241-6522
Bloomington and the surrounding area are Minnesota’s prime location for bike enthusiasts. As Minneapolis continues to grow as the nation's most bike-friendly city, so do the surrounding areas. If you are looking for picturesque scenery, Bloomington is the place to be. With an active community and nature at its backdoor, there are endless opportunities to explore Bloomington’s bike trails!
Check out each of Bloomington’s bike trails. Each one is unique and guaranteed to be a fun experience for all. Just remember to wear your helmet!
Bloomington and Minneapolis public transportation is available through Metro Transit. For route and schedule information, call 612-373-3333 or visit www.metrotransit.org.
The METRO Blue Line offers fast, quiet light rail service to 19 stations between downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America®, including five stations at the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, in Bloomington and at Mall of America.
The METRO Green Line connects Bloomington with Saint Paul. Change trains at the Downtown East station from the Metro Transit Green Line to the Metro Transit Blue Line to get from Saint Paul to Bloomington and Mall of America.
For Bloomington and Minneapolis Blue Line and Green Line route and schedule information, call 612-373-3333 or visit www.metrotransit.org.
Bloomington, Minnesota taxi service is readily available at the airport, hotels and Mall of America. Rates for Bloomington, Minnesota taxi services are approximately $1.75 first 1/6 mile, $1.30 each additional mile. $3 minimum in Minneapolis, $2.30 minimum in Saint Paul. Bloomington taxi rates are subject to change without notice.
Lyft is now the official ridesharing partner of Mall of America. Visitors can request a ride from five designated pick-up/drop-off zones around the Mall.
The Amtrak train travels a major East-West line running from Chicago to Seattle and Portland. The Amtrak train depot is located at 240 Kellogg Boulevard East, Union Depot, St. Paul, MN 55101, about 20 minutes from Bloomington. For more information, call 800-872-7245 or visit Amtrak.com.