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Accessible ground transportation and parking

Inter-terminal shuttle service

The Special Needs Shuttle at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a courtesy transportation option between terminals for passengers with accessibility concerns.

The shuttle is provided as an alternative to the courtesy light rail transit system for people with physical disabilities, elderly people, families with young children or others with special needs.

The van is equipped with a wheelchair lift. The free service is available daily from 6 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. departing approximately every 20 minutes.

At Terminal 2, the shuttle picks up and drops off passengers on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp in the Ground Transport Center. At Terminal 1, passengers are dropped off and picked up at the Super Shuttle counter, one level up from Level T. Look for overhead signs directing you to "shuttles."

Public bus service

Metro Transit bus route #54 stops at the Terminal 1 Upper East Roadway and is accessible per ADA requirements. For citywide route information and schedules, call 612-373-3333 or visit

Light rail service

Light rail service to the airport is available. Trains stop at both terminals and connect travelers to 15 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the south. Light rail trains are zero-clearance to allow ease of boarding and exiting.

The Terminal 1 light rail station is located below the Tram Level on Level T. Upon arrival by light rail, take the escalators or elevators up to the appropriate level to access ground transportation, security checkpoints, gates and other services, including car rentals.

At Terminal 2, trains stop at a station adjacent to the Orange parking ramp. Upon arrival by light rail, take the escalators or elevators up one level to Level 2 of the parking ramp. Follow the overhead signs and take the skyway to access the terminal and ground transportation.

Car rentals

Rental cars with hand controls are available from airport car rental agencies at no extra charge. Rental companies request a 48-hour or longer advance reservation. 

Taxi service and shuttles

Taxi and commercial vehicles will pick up and drop off passengers at curbside if prior arrangements have been made.

Taxi service courtesy phones for people needing assistance are located in Terminal 1 on the Baggage Claim Level near carousels 6 and 10. Or call one of the taxi service providers listed below to arrange for curbside service:

Airport Taxi 763-592-6426
Care Cabs 800-535-7190

Shuttle buses, taxis and limousines also are available one level up from Level T in the Ground Transport Center at Terminal 1 or in the Ground Transport Center at Terminal 2.

Accessible parking 

Parking for people with disabilities is available on every level of the General, Short Term, Hourly and Daily ramps at both terminal buildings.

Short Term parking ramps accommodate vehicles up to 8 feet 2 inches tall. Vehicle clearance is 7 feet in all other ramps.

Parking for people who have vehicles with disability license plates or a disability tag is available in the parking ramps near the entrances to the terminals. General parking rates apply.

Valet parking at Terminal 1 accommodates vehicles up to 7 feet tall with disability permits but cannot accommodate vehicles with a wheelchair lift.