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Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Minneapolis, USA - Minnesota
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Minneapolis Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$53.83 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$55.84 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$70.76 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Compact SUV
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$75.26 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minneapolis Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$84.22 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Premium
Premium (BMW 2 Series) or similar
Premium (BMW 2 Series)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$241.99 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Luxury
Buick Lacrosse or similar
Buick Lacrosse
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$75.70 per day
Minneapolis Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or similar
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$101.53 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:05 on 2024-07-15. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$95 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 112 km/h or 55 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gas price
$0.95 per liter or $3.60 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.79 per liter or $2.99 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.06 per liter or $4.01 per gallon
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport

Airport travel guide

Together with its twin, Saint Paul, Minneapolis is one of the most interesting cities for travelers in the Midwest. In addition to high-quality museums and a lively music and arts scene, the Twin Cities can also serve as a hub for exploring the rest that the state has to offer. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Minneapolis:

  • Weisman Art Museum. One of the main reasons why people visit this museum is its unique location. Despite now being 30 years old, the building by the architect Frank Gehry remains one of the most futuristic in all of the United States. Visiting inside can be great fun, too, as the museum has a wide array of works by American and international artists and frequently hosts various cultural events. Visit its official website to learn more.
  • Bell Museum of Natural History. One of the oldest in the Twin Cities area, the Bell Museum is the right place to learn about U.S. nature, especially that of the northern Midwest. Now located in a new, modern building that is part of the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, the museum is divided into sections dedicated to mammals, birds, fungi, and other forms of life, and it also has a planetarium. For more information, you can visit its official website.
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Made up of 11 eleven smaller refuges and two visitors’ centers, this is the right place to have a first-person encounter with the fascinating nature of Minnesota. The nearest visitors’ center, in Bloomington, is immediately to the south of the international airport and just a 20-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis. Made up of marshes, woodlands, and lakes, the refuges are home to various fauna species like great blue heron, white-tailed deer, and the iconic bald eagle.

Top international routes

  • Amsterdam
  • Cancun
  • Toronto
  • Paris
  • Winnipeg
  • Tokyo
  • Reykjavik
  • Punta Cana
  • Calgary

Main airlines

Delta Air Lines, Sun Country Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Eagle, and Allegiant Air

Terminals

Lindbergh Terminal 1 has seven concourses, lettered A to G, while Humphrey Terminal 2 consists of Concourse H. It isn’t possible to walk between the terminals, but a free shuttle train will take you from one to the other. There’s also a free shuttle bus for travelers with reduced mobility.

Location

Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport is about 16 km (10 mi) from both central Minneapolis and central Saint Paul. Highway 55 is the main road connecting the airport to Minneapolis, and Highways MN-5 and I-35 are the main roads connecting the airport to Saint Paul, one of the most popular destinations near Minneapolis.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $113 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $55 per day
  • Vans - from $125 per day
  • Premium cars - from $62 per day
  • Small cars - from $55 per day
  • SUVs - from $57 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located on levels 2 and 3 of Terminal 1, while others are in the ground transport center on the ground floor of Terminal 2. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many bars, coffee shops, fast food outlets, and restaurants. There is a wide variety of shops, including duty-free outlets, with most of them located in the airport mall shopping area in Terminal 1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport also has ATMs, currency exchanges, children’s play areas, baby changing facilities, a games room, a pet hotel, a spa, water filling stations, mobile device charging stations, and an airport walking path. There’s a luggage storage facility in Terminal 1, near gates C2 and C13. Maximum storage time is 48 hours. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and assistance can be requested at the airport travellers assistance office, which is in Terminal 1, near Concourse D. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There is a Holiday station at the entrance to the International Terminal. It could be used for those heading to the domestic terminal, too.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Chicago (411 mi / 661 km)
  • Milwaukee (339 mi / 545 km)
  • Winnipeg (471 mi / 758 km)
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This article was reviewed and updated by Megan and Aram of the Great Lakes Guides. The Great Lakes is one of the most underappreciated regions of the United States, and this travel blog aims to prove just how great (and beautiful!) the Midwestern region is. From the lush forests and lakes of Minnesota to the Windy City (and beyond), this blog hopes to help encourage North Americans to travel to the Great Lakes region of the US... and even across the border to Canada.

Airport info

Rating
8.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 8.9
  • Wi-Fi 8.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 8.7
  • Lounge 8.7

Minneapolis Airport

  • IATA: MSP
  • ICAO: KMSP
  • Name: Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Distance from city: 6 miles / 9.7 km

Top 2 locations near Minneapolis Airport

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Minneapolis Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Minneapolis Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Minneapolis Airport
$43.56
January
$44.65
February
$48.33
March
$56.20
April
$54.05
May
$73.41
June
$69.56
July
$64.08
August
$54.81
September
$58.63
October
$53.84
November
$47.36
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Minneapolis Airport is January — when rental costs average $43.56 per day. This is 22% cheaper than the yearly average and 41% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $73.41 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Minneapolis Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 6 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Minneapolis Airport
5
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
4
May
5
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
4
November
5
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Minneapolis Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Minneapolis Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in August, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches at Minneapolis Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
60%
January
88%
February
44%
March
47%
April
63%
May
58%
June
207%
July
290%
August
106%
September
76%
October
65%
November
97%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Ace Rent a car, Dollar, Thrifty, SIXT, Alamo
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Small cars, Vans
Lowest price $54 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Jeep Renegade 5 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Toyota Rav4 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Chrysler Pacifica 4 4 Vans
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Minnesota?
You have to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Minnesota. If you're under 25, you'll likely be charged a Youn Driver's Fee.
Can I take a rental car from MSP to Canada?
Many rental companies allow their cars to be taken to Canada (though they must be returned to the US). The company may require you to purchase a roadside assistance package for this, though. Be sure to ask about this before taking a rental car across the border.

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United States of America (USA)
Jeep Renegade
April 16, 2024
My car was nice to drive.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
March 22, 2024
The car was great. The trip (for family illness) not so much.
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Renegade
February 13, 2024
Returned to WI for Grandson’s first b’day
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Titan
December 18, 2023
Traveling for the loss of a loved one is never easy. Ace made it quick and easy to pick up & drop off. The smooth process was much appreciated
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
November 14, 2023
We went to the Vikings game at US Bank Stadium and had a great time
United States of America (USA)
Mazda 3
August 24, 2023
Visited family, friends in MN and WI
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Kona
August 2, 2023
Visiting family.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
July 28, 2023
Car suited our needs exactly and we had a great trip to Madison. Be sure to catch the University grounds and iconic buildings, as well as the Farmer's Market Saturdays around the Capital. The lakes are beautiful.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Camry
July 19, 2023
Minnesota is beautiful. The view along the river was gorgeous. Mall of America is pretty darn big!
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Frontier
July 11, 2023
family reunion, exploring new places
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Malibu
June 28, 2023
My Grandsons wedding 2hrs away from airport. Plenty of room in car for 3 adults and luggage.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
June 21, 2023
My trip was great. Other than the tire issue, that was always on my mind when driving, all went well.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Camry
May 5, 2023
Visiting family
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
April 25, 2023
I got a compact car. It was a Nissan Sentra. And I was in the country in northern Minnesota during the spring with lots of mud and have no issues. The car was a little hard to get in and out of but other than that I really enjoyed it.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rav4
December 1, 2022
Give yourself an extra 10 minute buffer when renting here since there is a shuttle ride to include. This is for both getting to the office and getting back from.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
October 27, 2022
This was a business trip with limited time to explore the local sights, so I have no useful input.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
October 1, 2022
I'm a native Minnesotan and was visiting relatives and friends.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
August 25, 2022
Due to the ease of rental and great price, we were able to rent a car and pay for gas for less than the cost of the airline fare and with no hassles!
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Elantra
October 29, 2021
Nice that the rental place is not in the airport. made it easier to drop off.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Elantra
September 22, 2021
Perfect from price to service. Great all the way around.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Ace Rent a car
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Dollar
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
21
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$94.89
Lowest daily price
$53.83
Total cars available
385

Top 11 suppliers at Minneapolis Airport in 2024

Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.9 / 332 reviews
+19523454017 / +18882233952
2143 E 77th St, Minneapolis, MN 55450
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Very good 8.4 / 7 reviews
8338135263
4901 Glumack Dr,
$71 - $184
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 11 reviews
+16127265220
4901 Glumack Dr
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 6 reviews
+18887498227
4300 Glumack Drive
$210 - $363
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
+16129704045
4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111, United States
$54 - $103
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 1 review
6127265237
4901 Glumack Dr
$72 - $218
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
+16516953300
4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+18338135262
Terminal 1-Lindbergh, 4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111
$75 - $229
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18338071735
4901 Glumack Dr, Terminal 1,Saint Paul,55111
$74 - $130
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5 / 1 review
6128664918
4901 Glumack Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Dollar
Good 7.3 / 34 reviews
8664342226
4300 Glumack Drive
$55 - $103
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
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