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Visiting the IRM : Getting Here and Around

Getting To/From the Airport

There are several relatively easy options for getting to the city from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Public Transportation: The Metro Transit light rail connects the IRM to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul (Green line) and to the airport from downtown Minneapolis (Blue line) ($2.50). From the airport you will have to make a transfer in downtown Minneapolis to get to the IRM, so make sure to keep your ticket. If you are arriving late in Minneapolis, you may want to look at the train schedule ahead of time to see how frequent they will be running when you arrive.

Taxis: ~$30-$40

Shared-Ride Shuttle Vans: ~$17 for one person ($9 for additional person). See Ground Transportation link at left.


Getting To/From Tate Hall

The best option for getting around once you are here will depend on where you are staying. Most visiting fellows stay within walking distance, and find that walking back and forth to the lab works with the occasional bus ride if a trip off-campus is necessary. If you rent or bring a car beware: parking at the University is a bit of a nightmare and expect a 10-15 minute walk between your car and the lab. If you are situated too far to walk to the lab, commuting by bus may be the best option. (It is for all of the IRM staff, who bus or bike to work.) Metro Transit now offers a 7-Day Pass for $24 or stored value cards in increments of $10. Transit cards can be purchased on campus at the Coffman Union Information Desk. From April - November, Nice Ride bike-share stations are operational all over town. Prices start at $5/day or $30/month.


Transportation Links


Metro Transit


Metro Transit Trip Planner
This will help you choose the best route from Point A to Point B, and provide you with a schedule. Enter 100 Union St SE for the IRM location.


University of Minnesota Transportation and Parking


Ground Transportation: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport


Nice Ride
A bike-share program with stations in many locations all over town. Operates April - November.


IRM Locator Map


Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, 150 John T Tate Hall, 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455