Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is a hub for Delta Airlines. It is serviced by 13 domestic passenger carriers and three foreign flag carriers, and offers more than 155 nonstop destinations around the globe with more than 500 departures and landings each day.
You can make your travel arrangements, if you wish, through the ELCA travel agency, Direct Travel. Direct might be able to find you more discounted fares on United, American and Delta. Call Direct Travel at 800-543-8016, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time. Direct Travel accepts most credit cards.
Amtrak is offering individuals attending the triennial gathering, a 10% discount off the lowest available fare to Minneapolis, Minn. This includes travel up to three days prior to the gathering start date and three days following the last day of the event.
To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please mention travel for the Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X38C-995 when making your reservation.
Reservations cannot be booked via internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.
Group Travel Requests
Parties of 20 or more passengers traveling together can enjoy the benefits of traveling as a group. Reservation requests must be made at least four business days prior to travel. Book as early as possible for the best fares and accommodations.
Book group travel Online
You can make a request for group travel by using Amtrak’s online group travel form at http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak/grouptravel.
By phone, fax or email
You can also call 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477), fax your request to 1-800-872-3298 or send an e-mail to the group travel department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation time to and from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is about 10-15 minutes. Taxi service is available outside the baggage claim area for approximately $39-$49 each way.
For those with special needs, please indicate your need for wheelchair accessible shuttle service by checking the appropriate box on the registration form or on-line. We will send you information on providers and costs.
Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains stop at both airport Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey and connect travelers
to 17 other destinations, including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the south.
Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours and typically every 10 to 15 minutes at other times of the day. From the airport, trains can take you to Mall of America in about 12 minutes and to the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis in about 25 minutes.
Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations. Light rail fares for adults are $2.25 during rush hours (Monday
through Friday, 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. ) and $1.75 at other times.
Reduced fares are available for seniors, children and people with disabilities. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when
accompanied by a paid fare.
For more information, visit the Metro Transit website, www.metrotransit.org/light-rail.
No ticket is needed to travel between airport terminal stations.
Hilton Minneapolis: $14.00/daily $27.00/valet
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis: $19.00/daily $38.00/valet
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis: $18.00/daily $32.00/valet
Prices subject to tax. All rates are current as of August 2016 and are subject to change.