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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Minneapolis (MSP)

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Visiting from Sydney to Minneapolis

Minnesota travel information

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.

When to visit

Best time to visit Minnesota

If you're looking to enjoy the lake life, sports and outdoors, then Summer (and late Spring and early Fall) is the best time to visit Minnesota. Summer, early Autumn and late Spring are also lovely times 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 rainfalls.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSA)Opens external site in a new 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 helpful and friendly staff at Minneapolis Airport will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different 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.

Departure information

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).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the terminal by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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