Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Minneapolis-St Paul airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your MSP Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.


My wife is travelling from India to Rapid city (SD), with a layover in MSP. We used to live in Rapid City, when she went to India, but now I have moved to MN due to my job. Can she collect the bags in MSP and exit? We don't want the bags to go to Rapid city, and have them shipped to MN again.
Can I meet with my sister who has a three hour layover? I live in the area but I am not flying.
Hi, we are family of 3 with 11 month old baby. Holding Canadian passport. Travelling by delta from winnipeg-MSP-France-India and vice versa. On our way back, reaching MSP at 12:58pm and our next flight to winnipeg is at 10:05pm. We have a cousin family in Minneapolis. My questions - are we allowed to leave the airport to visit them? Do we have to claim our checked in baggage either way? If allowed, is this time period enough for clearing customs and immigration for both leaving and entering with a 11month old baby? Thank You
On the way to India you don't have to do anything with your bags or go through securiyy in MSP since you pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in WInnipeg. On the return, in MSP you will have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then go through security and to your departure gate. If you want to leave the airport to see your cousin before going through security you are able and welcome to do so.
I will have a long layover stay in MSP 24h, Delta Airlines might not provide a free overnight stay at a hotel. On the other hand hotels are expensive for me. Request for ideas, Thanks
any place i could take a nap
Overnight or during the day? What terminal?
we will have a 4+ hr layover at MSP in early June...before our flight to Amsterdam...any ideas how we can spend the time? besides eating, drinking or sleeping!
I'm flying in from Toronto with a layover in MSP for 2hr 50min to Honolulu. Will this be enough time? Also flying with Delta both flights, will I have to recheck my baggage or go through customs again when I am in MSP?

Thank you very much
That is plenty of time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do in MSP is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I will arrive on Air Canada flight from Toronto at 3:52 p.m. and depart on a Delta flight at 5:45.
Will that be enough time to change gates and get through security?
Do you have checked bags or not?
Never been to Msp airport and have a flight to las vegas on delta with only 45 minute layover. WIll I be able to find where to go??
Where are you flying into MSP from?
from either Minot ND or Bismarck ND
That is enough time. MSP isn't a hard airport to navigate. Everything will be in the same terminal, just follow the signs to your departure gate.
thank you!!