Minneapolis-St Paul Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

  • 0-10 Min
  • 11-20 Min
  • 21+ Min

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    Minneapolis-St. Paul MSP Airport - TSA Security Wait Times Information

    CLEAR IS AT MSP!

    MSP features CLEAR expedited security screening. CLEAR counters are located at Terminal 1, both North and South checkpoints. In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. 

    MSP FLIGHT DELAYS

    Before you head to the airport, be sure to check MSP Arrival Delays, MSP Departure Delays, or use iFLY’s MSP Flight Tracker.

    MSP TSA Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) TSA Security Checkpoints

    Concourses: A, B, C, D, E, F, G

    Note that both MSP (North and South) TSA security checkpoints are at the “Ticketing” Level. TSA PreCheck and CLEAR passengers should use the South security checkpoint only. All other travelers (standard, First Class/Sky Priority and CLEAR) should use the North checkpoint. 


    Skyway Security Checkpoint (#10)
    Location: On C/G connector bridge
    Hours: M-F 5:30 AM to 1:15 PM


    InterContinental Hotel MSP Airport
    Location: Coming from the hotel 
    Hours: Daily, 5:15 AM to 10:00 AM
    Notes: Hotel guests need a printed (or electronic)  boarding pass for a flight departing from Terminal 1 and have carry-on baggage only to gain access to the airport through this checkpoint.

    Security Checkpoint (#7) 
    Location: on Concourse G for international connecting travelers only.


    Terminal 2 (Humphrey) TSA Security Checkpoints

    Concourse H

    Checkpoint 1
    Location: Near the Orange and Purple Parking Ramp skywaysNear the Orange and Purple Parking Ramp skyways.
    Hours: Daily, 3:30 AM and 10 PM 


    Checkpoint 2
    Location: Near Checkpoint 1
    Hours: Peak travel times only.

    View MSP Security Checkpoint Map


    Global Entry at MSP

    Global Entry is available at both MSP terminals. View Global Entry Terminal 1 Map

    TSA PreCheck at MSP

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at MSP, and min most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll, visit the TSA website. 

    About Security Wait Times 

    Security wait times at Minneapolis-St. Paul MSP Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    MSP TSA security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Minneapolis-St. Paul MSP Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information for as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at MSP. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.