Here is your one-stop guide to find pointers on airport shuttles, parking, transportation, and more. Knowing what to expect is the best way to save time and money!
The closest airport to Minneapolis is Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, which is only 15 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis.
Super Shuttle Minneapolis has provided NAFA with a discount! For additional information regarding rates and to book your airport ground transportation, please click here
Getting Around Minneapolis
To travel the short distance to the Convention Center from the Radisson Minneapolis or the Marriott City Center, your options are:
Board the complimentary NAFA bus for the 5 minute ride from the Radisson and the Marriott to the Convention Center. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for bus loading and unloading. Shuttle buses between the Convention Center / Radisson / Marriott will pick-up and drop-off passengers at the corner of 7th St. & Hennepin Ave. Buses will be on an all-day loop between the Convention Center / Radisson / Marriott at approximately 30 minute intervals.
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Walk the Skyways – One of Minneapolis’ most unique assets is the skyway system. The skyways link most of downtown with above-ground climate-controlled walkways. The skywalk will get you from the Minneapolis Convention Center to most spots in downtown Minneapolis without ever stepping outside.
Ride the Free-Bus on Nicollet Mall – The bus travels on Nicollet Mall between the Convention Center and Washington Avenue approximately every 10 minutes 7:00 am to 7 pm on weekdays and every 15 to 20 minutes on evenings and weekends. The free-ride buses stop every other block between 5th and 13th Streets.
Car Rental Discount
AVIS and HERTZ have partnered with NAFA to provide rental cars at a discounted rate.
To reserve a car with AVIS, please contact Todd Alexander at 1-800-525-7537 Ext. 35003 or the Meetings and Convention Department at 1-800-525-7537. Please mention AWD# J770291 when you call.
To reserve a car with HERTZ, please follow this pre-populated link or call 800-654-3131 and mention discount code 04YC0001.
In effect December 2013 and subject to change
Parking directly across the street and near the Minneapolis Convention Center is easy. Several parking facilities are connected to the MCC via a climate controlled skywalk. To see the parking options, view this map