Minnesota, in North America is home to over 10,000 lakes which is great news for travellers. It’s perfect for those travellers who love the outdoors to swim in the Boundary Waters. Those wanting to head further afield can journey to Voyageurs National Park, known for its forests, waterways and huge, island-dotted Rainy, Kabetogama and Namakan lakes. The city that forms Twin Cities of Minneapolis with the neighbouring state capital St Paul, you can get a dose of culture as Minneapolis is home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. It’s always happening in Minneapolis.
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Visiting from Sydney to Minneapolis
Fly Sydney to Minneapolis (SYD to MSP)
The approximate time for a flight from Sydney to Minneapolis is 20 hours and 25 minutes, including connection time.
When to visit
If you're looking to enjoy the lake life, sports and outdoors, then summer (and late spring and early autumn) is the best time to visit Minnesota. Summer marks the start of the peak tourism season, with festivals and farmers markets. Minnesota's winters are severe, extremely cold and with intense rainfall.
What is the main airport called?
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSA).Opens in a new tab or window It is located in Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory, Minnesota, United States. Minneapolis St. Paul Int. Airport is located 16 km south of downtown Minneapolis, and 10 miles southwest of downtown Saint Paul. MSP has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 - each with adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service.
Arriving in Minnesota
The staff at Minnesota Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Minnesota from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSA)
Getting to and from Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. With options ranging from public transport to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. There are two terminals at MSP: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The terminals are accessed off separate roadways, so it is important to know which terminal you will fly in or out of. The Taxi service at Terminal 1 is accessible via the Tram Level. At Terminal 2, taxi service is available at the Ground Transport Centre and the distance to downtown St Paul is approximately 8 miles. If you plan to use Uber, Lyft, or another app-based ride service, your ride will pick you up on Level 2 of the Green Parking Ramp, above the Ground Transport Centre. Directional stanchion signs labeled "app-based ride services" will help you find your way to the pick-up area. City bus service (Route 54) is provided by Metro Transit. Scheduled bus service is available through Jefferson Lines and charter bus services are also available. Car hire, hotel shuttles, van hire and shuttle services are at the terminal. Light rail transit (LRT) trains stop at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and connect travellers to destinations, in downtown Minneapolis.
Getting around Minnesota
Exploring Minnesota by car is popular with the many scenic drives, and Amtrak passenger train service crosses the state from the scenic southeast corner to the northwest. In the Twin Cities area, public transportation options include light rail and bus service, and it's also easy to get around on foot or by bike. Uber, taxi and ride share are convent ways to get around or alternatively you may wish to join a tour.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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