Minneapolis Airport Parking Guide: Find Cheap, Convenient MSP Parking
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Last Updated: November 8, 2018


Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport Parking Guide

The Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport services the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota regions. It is located within ten miles of both downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul and is one of the busiest airports in the United States.

There is also affordable parking. Drivers can choose from five on-airport parking options, and a few off-site lots and garages near the airport. You can also park near the train in downtown Minneapolis and take a cheap ride to the airport! This is a great way to save money.

This guide is designed to help you find the best parking option depending on what matters most to you. Read on for parking rates, details on short and long term options, maps, tips, and links to other resources.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Parking Reservations

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Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the Minneapolis-St.Paul airport costs from $5 for short-term parking to $40 per day Valet Parking. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport.

Long-Term MSP Parking

There are three options for long-term parking at Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport: the Quick Ride Ramp, Value Parking, and General Parking. You can also park near the train in downtown Minneapolis for just $10 per day and ride to the airport.

Park & Ride Downtown Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $10
Quick Ride Ramp Rate
Daily maximum rate $14
Value Parking (Purple and Orange Parking Ramps) Rate
Daily maximum rate $16
General Parking (Gold, Red, Blue, and Green Parking Ramps) Rate
Daily maximum rate $24

Short-Term MSP Parking

The Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. The short-term parking garages include the Gold, Red, and Purple Parking Ramps. The Gold and Red Parking Ramps are adjacent to one another at Terminal 1-Lindbergh. The Purple Parking Ramp is located at Terminal 2-Humphrey.

If you are simply picking someone up or dropping them off here, the Hourly Parking is the perfect option, however if you need overnight parking, you should opt for either the Daily Parking or Economy Parking areas. See below for short-term parking rates.

Hourly Parking (Gold, Red, and Purple Parking Ramps) Rate 
Hour 0-1 $5
Each additional hour $3
Daily maximum rate $36
Valet Parking (Terminal 1-Lindbergh) Rate
Hour 0-1 $10
Each additional hour $3
Daily maximum rate $40

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MSP Airport Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for MSP
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All Parking Near MSP Map: click on the icons to show the parking garage name and website links

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MSP Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport can be expensive, especially if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons to make it more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page: Find official airport information like rates, live availability and news. The airport site links to information on the airport, flights, and passengers.

Groupon: Some garages near MSP participate in Groupons, this could be useful if you’re looking to save on parking.

Parking Panda: Compare parking options near MSP and book guaranteed parking spaces in airport lots and garages ahead of time. Parking Panda will email you a parking pass, and a spot will be waiting!

FlySmart: FlySmart is like having your own personal airport concierge. You have access to real-time flight information and parking lot availability. The app also includes other functionalities, such as itinerary management. This app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

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Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

ABC RampsOffers a Ramp-Ride-Fly program that allows travelers to park at ABC Ramps, in Ramp C, and take the light rail directly to the airport. Open 24/7, ABC Ramps is conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis.

Park ‘N FlyThis 24 hour lot offers loads of perks, including choice of valet or self-park, car wash and detail, and even a frequent parker program. 24 hour security keeps your car safe and secure. The complimentary shuttle runs every 5 minutes, ensuring your timely arrival to the terminals.

Park ‘N Go – Sitting just 1 mile from the airport, this 24 hour lot offers secured, uncovered self-parking. Complimentary shuttle will take you to and from the terminal. Additional perks include tire inflation and battery service.

EZ Air ParkThis safe and secure lot offers 24 hour complimentary non-stop shuttle service to both terminals, easy entry and exit, as well as guaranteed parking. The EZ Parker programs gives opportunity for frequent travelers to earn free parking.

Shepard Road Airport Parking – Shepard Road Airport Parking is the first offsite airport parking option you’ll run into when traveling from the east or north of the airport. Reserve parking online and join their Frequent Parker Loyalty Program for discounts.

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Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport Hotel Parking with Shuttle Service

Many people are discovering the wondrous luxury that is Park, Stay, and Fly packages offered by many hotels. These deals allow you to stay at the hotel the night before your flight and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, while leaving your car parked at the hotel. The following hotels offer Park, Stay, and Fly packages, along with complimentary shuttle to the airport. Call the hotel ahead of time to ensure availability and rates, as they can change at any time.

Best Western Plus Dakota Ridge
Address: 3450 Washington Drive, Eagan
Distance from MSP: 4.5 miles
Phone Number: 651-452-0100
Daily Rate: $10.00

Days Inn Eagan
Address: 4510 Erin Drive, Eagan
Distance from MSP: 8 miles
Phone Number: 651-681-1770
Daily Rate: $10.00

Quality Inn and Suites Mall of America
814 East American Boulevard, Bloomington
Distance from MSP: 3.5 miles
Phone Number: 952-854-5558
Daily Rate: $10.00

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Eagan
3635 Crestridge Dr Eagan
Distance from MSP: 7 miles
Phone Number: 651-686-0600
Daily Rate: $10.00

Days Inn Bloomington West – Minneapolis/St Paul Intl Airport
Address: 7851 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington
Distance from MSP: 10 miles
Phone Number: 651-686-0600
Daily Rate: $10.00

La Quinta Inn & Suites Bloomington West
Address: 5151 American Blvd West, Bloomington
Distance from MSP: 8 miles
Phone Number: 952-830-1300
Daily Rate: $5.00

Northwood Inn and Suites Bloomington
Address: 1225 E 78th St, Bloomington
Distance from MSP: 3.5 miles
Phone Number: 952-854-3322
Daily Rate: $5.00

Ramada Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis Airport Mall 
Address: 2300 East American Blvd, Bloomington
Distance from MSP: 2 miles
Phone Number: 952-854-3411
Daily Rate: $15.00

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Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport Parking Tips

  • Valet car washes: If you valet your car at the airport you can pay an additional $6 for a car wash.
  • ePark Elite program: For frequent travelers, the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport ePark Elite program can save a lot of time and hassle. As a member, you are always guaranteed parking at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Touchless payment makes entering and leaving the parking garage fast and easy. You can even share the ePark Elite ZipPass with other people and vehicles. To join the ePark Elite program, simply fill out the application form, using black ink, sign and date, and then fax to 612-726-5728 or email it to eparkelit@mspmac.org. After your application is processed, a representative from ePark Elite will contact you with payment information and a membership kit. Membership costs $65 per month, in addition to the ePark rates at each parking garage (see below). Click here to learn more about the ePark Elite program.