Compare & Rent a Cheap Car
at Minneapolis Airport (MSP) [Terminal 1 & 2] on VIP Cars
Rent a cheap car from 'VIP Cars & Partners’ and make your pickup/return at Minneapolis airport (MSP) easy and hassle-free; the best part is that with us you can request pickup at any of the airport terminals (Terminal 1 or 2). Our suppliers offer a quick pickup service which means that you will be able to hit the roads within minutes of your arrival. They also offer numerous inclusions and add-ons to make your travel more convenient and to keep you away from hassles. Besides this the option of one-way rental is also available within the city and the country.
We Work With the Best Car Rental Companies in Minneapolis Airport (MSP)
VIP Cars works with the best car rental companies in Minnesota. The following are the suppliers that offer quality and variety car rentals deals for Minneapolis Airport (MSP).
Out of these only Sixt is located on an off-airport site, and provides pickup and drop-off through 'meet and greet’ service.
Minneapolis Airport Car Rental Fleet Available on VIP Cars
Whether you are looking for a small economy car, a medium sized car, or a minivan for a big group of family and friends, on VIP Cars you can find the car as per your budget, seating and luggage needs. Same can be said about the SUVs or 4x4s, which are the top priorities for the adventure seekers. Here is a tentative list of car rental categories that you can expect to find on VIP Cars while searching for your MSP airport car rental:
Minneapolis Airport Car Rental Comparison – How to Compare MSP Airport deals on VIP Cars?
On VIP Cars finding your Minneapolis Airport car rental can be accomplished within minutes. Our booking engine provides various helpful filters at the time of booking that travelers can use to compare deals on various parameters to find the one that suits their needs the best. Note that our booking engine follows a three-step booking process – search, compare and book – and the filters appear in the second step. The the filters given on the right appear in the compare page’s left pane that you can use to narrow down your search:
- Car Categories
- Car Specifications
Directions to Minneapolis Airport (MSP) – Rental Car Return/Pickup & Location of desks
For the travelers who are looking for directions to reach the rental desks at the airport, here are a few guidelines that you can use to reach the desks in Terminal 1& 2. This section also covers the directions to the off-site car rental companies.
In Minneapolis Airport’s Terminal 1- Lindbergh, the car rental desks are located between the Blue and the Red parking ramps on the 2nd and the 3rd Levels. To reach the ramps, the travelers can board the trams, and after disembarking them, they can use elevators to reach terminal 1’s second or the third level.
In Minneapolis Airport’s Terminal 2- Humphrey, the car rental desks of the companies are situated in the airport’s Ground Transport Center which is located across the terminal building on the Purple Ramp’s ground floor.
Travelers can reach the off-airport car rental companies by using the shuttle bus service which is available from Terminal 1’s Transit Center. It is located between red and blue parking ramps, on level one. Travelers on T2 can travel between the terminals using light rail transit (LRT) service.
Directions to Reach Minneapolis Airport (MSP) From the city – Car Rental Return Help
- Minneapolis to MSP Airport
- Time: 15 min
- Distance: 12.1 mi
- Route: I-35W S and MN-62 E
From Minneapolis, drive south-east on S 4th Street. When you reach the 1st Cross Street, take a right turn onto S 4th Ave. From there you need to go towards I-35W S, and then you will need to first take left onto MN-65, continue driving and merge onto the highway when the slip road appears. Keep driving, take the exit which leads to MN-62 E, and continue to drive on Highway 55 E. Keep an eye for signs as you will need to take the exit onto MN-5 W towards the airport's Terminal 1.
- St. Paul to MSP Airport
- Time: 20 min
- Distance: 13.5 miles
- Route: MN-62 W and I-35W N
From St Paul, take I-94 E to Mounds Blvd. From there take the exit 243 and get onto I-94 W. From there move towards I-35E S, look for the exit and then use the 2 right lanes to turn onto MN-5 W/7th St W/Fort Rd. Take the exit 103B from I-35E S. Continue on MN-5 W to Green Ln. Take the exit towards Terminal 1 from MN-5 W.
- Southwest Minneapolis to MSP Airport
- Time: 19 min
- Distance: 10.2 miles
- Route: MN-62 E
Drive on W Lake Harriet Blvd/Lake Harriet Pkwy towards W 45th Street; turn right onto Penn Ave S and then left to merge onto MN-62 E. From there continue onto Hwy 55 E, use the right 2 lanes to merge onto MN-5 W towards International Airport. Follow the signs to reach the terminals.
Car Rental Pickup/ Drop-off Locations near Minneapolis Airport (MSP) & the One-way Option
The one-way rental option within the US of A is allowed by almost all of our suppliers. The following are the locations where you can pick your MSP Airport car rental within Minneapolis:
- Humphrey Drive
These locations are available both as pickup & drop-off locations, including Minneapolis airport. The travelers who are planning a road trip and would like to return the car to some other USA state or city, they can use our search form’s 'Different drop-off location?’ section to book a one-way rental.
Cross-Border and International one-way: Majority of suppliers don’t allow cross-border travel, you can call our booking expert team for more information.
Minneapolis Airport Overview
Minneapolis Airport is a joint civil-military public use airport. Minneapolis Airport is situated in a portion of Hennepin County, Minnesota within 16 km of both Minneapolis Downtown and Saint Paul Downtown. The airport is the 17th busiest airport in the United States in terms of the number of passengers.
Minneapolis Airport has two passenger terminals and four runways. The airport handled around 33.2 million passengers in 2012. There are numerous shopping opportunities including duty-free outlets. These are primarily concentrated in The Mall shopping area of Terminal 1-Lindbergh. There is a range of restaurants, ice cream parlors, coffee shops, bars, and fast-food outlets in both terminals. Bureaux de change and ATMs are available in both terminals.
Cafés & Restaurants at Minneapolis Airport (MSP)
This section covers Full Service& Quick Service Restaurants, Grab-And-Go Food Options, & Coffee Shops that are available at MSP Airport:
A & W
Menu highlights: Old fashioned root beer, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hot fries.
Chimichanga, walleye sandwich or some fresh fruit, Axel's Bonfire offers a good variety.
The best thing about this coffee shop is that it uses Robusta Coffee beans instead of Arabica beans.
Angel Food Bakery
It is a renowned cupcake shop which is best known for baking beautiful wedding cakes.
Turkey, beef sandwiches, or roasted roast beef, Arby’s Kitchen offers a big variety!
Ben & Jerry's
It is a great place to have some ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Shopping at Minneapolis Airport (MSP)
This section covers various shop categories – like Convenience Newsstands, Book Stores, Clothing and Accessory Shops plus Specialty Retail Shops – available at MSP Airport.
It brings men and women clothing from brands like Puma, Nike, and Adidas.
It brings clothing for adventurers from brands like Patagonia, North Face, Chaco, and Oakley & Red Wing.
Here travelers can buy men and women clothing, accessories, and footwear.
Here travelers get access to more than 2500 paperbacks and hardcover titles.
This shop offers products that are prepared using natural and environmental-friendly raw materials.
It is the perfect place to buy colorful purses and travel bags.
Lounges at Minneapolis Airport (MSP)
Armed Forces Service Center
Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club
United Airlines United Club
Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club
Tips for Renting a Cheap Car at Minneapolis airport (MSP)
Though our booking process makes renting a cheap car really easy through the use of filters, yet just keep in mind the below-listed things for a super saver deal:
- Book as much in advance as possible; experienced travelers usually rent 6 months in advance to get access to the cheapest of the deals.
- Rent a long-term car rental – if possible rent for a month or more as in such cases you further get discounts from the suppliers.
- If you are going on a short vacation, choose to book on weekends as in such cases suppliers tend to offer deals at discounted prices.
By renting a car at Minneapolis airport in advance from VIP Cars, not only will you be able to explore the region on your own schedule, you would also be able to do this within your travel budget. So, do follow these helpful tips and save big!