Ground Transportation

Our Convention headquarters, the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, is approximately 12 miles away from Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). A variety of transportation services are available at the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) as there is no complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.

Shuttle Service

Americans for the Arts has partnered with SuperShuttle to offer our Convention attendees additional discounts! Use our booking link to receive 10% off, but please note the discount does not apply to pre-existing reservations and cannot be applied retroactively. For reference, the booking code is VG669. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826). Reservations made by phone will incur a $3 booking fee; there is no fee for online or mobile app reservations. Please see below for directions on accessing SuperShuttle upon your arrival to the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

  • Ticket counters are located in the Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transport Center, accessible via the terminal’s Tram Level. Follow the signs to the escalator or elevator up. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Shuttles drop off travelers near the Green and Fold parking ramps across from Terminal 1. From there, you can take an escalator or elevator down to the terminal’s Tram Level or up to the Ticketing Level.
  • Travelers arriving at Terminal 2-Humphrey can call for pick up at the SuperShuttle kiosk in the Ground Transport Center, located on Level 1 of the Purple Ramp across from the terminal building.
Taxi Service

Taxi service is available Terminals 1 and 2 of the Airport. Taxi service from Terminal 1 is available via the Tram Level (Level T) and follow signs Direct to one level up to the Taxi starter booth. Taxi Service for Terminal 2 arrivals is available at the Ground Transport Center on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building. Average fare from Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport to the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel is $39–49.

App Based Car Services

App-based ride share companies Uber & Lyft are available in the Twin Cities! If you plan to use Uber, Lyft or another app-based ride service from Terminal 1, your ride will pick you up on Level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp, above the Ground Transportation Center. Directional Stanchion signs labeled “app-based ride services” will help you find your way to the pick-up area. Arrivals from Terminal 2 have pick up available at the Ground Transport Center, on the ground level of the Purple parking ramp. Approximate fares for app-based ride share companies range from $15-30 from the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport to the Hilton Minneapolis.

Car Rental

There is a large selection of car rental companies available from the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport. On-airport rental car counters at Terminal 1 are located on the second and third levels between the Blue and Red parking ramps. Passengers can take the underground tram to the ramps and then take an elevator to the second or third floor. At Terminal 2, on-airport rental car counters are located in the Ground Transport Center on the ground level of the Purple Ramp directly across from the terminal building. All on-airport rental car companies have counters at both terminals.

Public Transportation

Light Rail is accessible from both the Humphrey and Lindbergh Terminals at the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport. Follow Signage towards “Ground Transportation.” Route 55 services downtown and runs every 7.5 minutes during rush hour and 10-15 minutes during non-rush hour. Travel time is about 25 minutes and vary between $1.75 -- $2.25.


Proceed to the Nicollet Mall Station (5th Street & Nicollet). Walk 5 blocks down to 10th street. The Hilton Minneapolis Hotel is located on corner of 11th street and Marquette Avenue.