SABR 42: Transportation tips

Here are some transportation tips for getting around Minneapolis during SABR 42, June 27-July 1, 2012:

Light Rail

The Metro Transit Light Rail (or the Hiawatha Line) is the most efficient and inexpensive way to travel between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the Marriott City Center hotel during the SABR Convention.

The Nicolette Mall stop is 0.1 miles from the Marriott City Center. There is also a separate stop for Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.

Single-ride fare is $1.75 (or $2.25 during "rush hour"), payable by cash or credit card at any station. While in downtown Minneapolis, you can board the Light Rail for 50 cents to reach most downtown stores, restaurants and businesses.

Click here for a Light Rail map and route schedule:


SuperShuttle is offering an $8 roundtrip discount for airport transfers from MSP to the Marriott City Center hotel during the SABR Convention. Click here for details on the SuperShuttle SABR rate (PDF). You can book your ride at and use the code 9CXB3. Valid for travel between June 23 and July 4. Questions: Call Pete at (612) 827-7777, Ext. 304.


The estimated taxi fare from the MSP airport to the Marriott City Center hotel is $35 one-way.

Local taxi phone numbers:

  • Yellow Taxi, (800) 829-4222
  • Green & White Taxi, (612) 522-2222
  • Roadstar Taxi, (612) 529-2100
  • Diamond Cab, (651) 642-1188
  • Airport & Town Taxi, (612) 721-0000
  • Blue & White Taxi, (612) 333-3333
  • Green & White Taxi, (612) 522-2222
  • Rainbow Taxi, (612) 332-1615
  • Minneapolis Taxi, (612) 998-1555

Car rental

There are several car-rental outlets at the MSP airport. Click here for a list from

The closest rental location to the Marriott City Center hotel is:

  • Hertz
    730 Transfer Road
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
    Phone: 1-651-646-1702

Hotel parking

Parking at the Marriott City Center hotel is:

  • On-site parking, fee: $19 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $29 USD daily
  • Off-site parking, fee: $19 USD daily

Please note the hotel does NOT provide shuttle service.

Driving directions

From the MSP airport to the Marriott City Center hotel:

Take I-494W to 35W North. Follow Downtown Exit sign, follow 5th Avenue three blocks to 7th Street, turn left on 7th. Hotel is 5 1/2 blocks on right.

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