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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Minneapolis (MSP)

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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

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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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.

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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, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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The benefits of flying Qantas

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

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

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

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

+Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.