Physics and Astronomy Department
University of California, Los Angeles
Getting to the University of Minnesota:
Once you land at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), you have several options you can take to get to the University of Minnesota (UMN).
The Metro Transit Light Rail is the most efficient and cost effective mode of travel. It will cost $2.00 or $2.50 (rush hours) for a one-way ticket. The trains run every 10 - 15 minutes on weekdays and will get you to the UMN campus in about 30 minutes. From MSP, take the Blue Line north to US Bank Station. From there you will transfer to the Green Line and take that east to East Bank Station or Stadium Village Station. Find more information on the Light Rail Transit page of the MSP website.
Shuttle service is available from MSP, however the waits can be long and cost may be high at $20.00 - $73.00 depending on whether you share the ride or travel alone. To learn more see the Van and Shuttle service page of the MSP website.
Taxi services are available at MSP, including Uber and Lyft. It will take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to get to campus depending on traffic and will cost between $25.00 - $60.00. Visit the Ground Transportation page of the MSP website for more information on app-based ride services.
Car rental is not recommended. Parking around campus is limited and can be expensive.
Lodging for non-local invited speakers will be provided by the workshop sponsors at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown (room and tax only). The hotel is a one mile walk (or short Light rail ride) to the workshop venue and about 30 minutes from the MSP airport. Light rail transit, Uber/Taxi or SuperShuttle service is available for transportation to/from the airport to the hotel and/or workshop location.
Information regarding details of hotel arrangements will be sent via e-mail to each participant of the workshop after registration. Please DO NOT contact the hotel to update reservations; contact the email address below for any changes that need to be made.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions by e-mail at FTPI@umn.edu.