Upon Arrival

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/international/arrival.html

Transportation to MSU from Minneapolis/ St. Paul (MSP)Airport

Mankato is 80 miles (around 128 kilometers) away from St. Paul/ Minneapolis airport (90 minute drive). YOU are responsible for your own transportation. We recommend you take a shuttle (Land-to-Air transport shuttle) instead of a taxi cab (as a taxi is very expensive to take that long of a distance). When you arrive in Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), you will need to secure transportation to Mankato. The shuttle service is located in the main terminal.

Land to Air (shuttle service) runs between the MSP Airport and Mankato (their office is located in the MSP Airport). Current times, costs, etc. are on their website. Only cash is accepted; therefore, plan to bring cash (currently $30 for fare for one-person, one-way trip to Mankato). This shuttle is not available throughout the day. Please check for the shuttle schedule. If you arrive to MSP in the late hours, you will have to stay at a local hotel until the next available shuttle.

We recommend that you plan your air travel so that you arrive in St.Paul/Minneapolis between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Central Standard time). This will allow you to come to Mankato between 9:00 a.m. and 7 p.m, and will be able to get the shuttle
Map of Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

View the MSP map. You can locate the Land to Air shuttle at the Lindbergh Terminal at MSP.

Transportation within Mankato

Upon your arrival in Mankato, it will be necessary to get to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Please call the ISSS for assistance at (507) 389-1281. Take a taxi through the Kato Taxi Cab Company at (507) 388-7433. If during business hours, tell the cab driver to take you to the Centennial Student Union Building at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Cost is approximately $10.00. The Kearney International Center is located in the Centennial Student Union Building, Room 250.