Transportation and Parking

Whether you are flying or driving to get to Minneapolis, here’s what you need to know about getting around during Exchange.

GEAPS Exchange 2020

Exchange 2020 is located at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The address is 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Getting to Minneapolis

Driving In

Parking is easy to find at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In addition to metered parking, there is a wide selection of off-street parking to choose from within easy walking distance – most of these are parking ramps that are connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center by skyway.

For additional details, including driving directions and a list of parking options, visit the Convention Center Parking page.

Flying In

There are a number of ways to get to the Minneapolis Convention Center from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport is about a 15 minute drive from the convention center.

  • Taxis: Taxis fares range $39-49 to go from the airport to downtown Minneapolis.
  • Public Transportation: City bus service is available to take you from the airport to downtown Minneapolis. Visit the Metro Transit website for information on routes, schedule and ticket prices.
  • Rideshare: Rideshare options, including Uber and Lyft, are also an option.

Click here for a full list of airport ground transportation options, including shuttle services.

Getting Around Town

The Minneapolis Skyway System

The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest, contiguous system of enclosed, second level bridges in the world. It conveniently connects the Minneapolis Convention Center to all three official Exchange hotels, as wells as to a variety of bars, restaurants, retail/grocery stores, pharmacies and more.

Skyway Hours

M-F 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun Noon – 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Minneapolis Skyway Page to download the Skyway App, PDF map, or access an interactive online map.

Other Ways to Get Around

Uber and Lyft: Plentiful in downtown and surrounding areas.

There is a “Free Ride” bus along Nicollet Mall, which is a pedestrian thoroughfare full of shops, restaurants and bars. The bus runs from the Convention Center all the way down Nicollet Mall. Just look for the buses labeled “Free Ride!”

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