Know Before You Go

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee wants to make your visit to the Bold North as seamless as possible. The information you’ll find in Know Before You Go includes the range of transportation options and increased service information that will be offered during the 10-day festival, including expanded light rail service connecting Mall of America® to downtown Minneapolis. If you’re starting to plan your trip, this is a great place to start!

By Air
airplane landing
When You Arrive

MSP Airport is a convenient 20-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, downtown Saint Paul and Mall of America®. Don’t want to drive? Catch a bus, Uber, or the METRO Blue Line on the Light Rail to downtown Minneapolis or Mall of America®.

When You Leave

The day after the Super Bowl is a busy time at the airport. Use the 5-4-3-2-1 guide below to ensure a stress-free travel day.

Countdown from departure time:

  • 5-hours: Check out of your hotel room
  • 4-hours: Leave for the airport
  • Be sure to check which terminal your flight is departing from (Terminal 1 or 2) to ensure you're going to right location.
  • 3-hours: Return your rental car
  • 2-hours: Go through security
  • 1-hour: Arrive at your gate
airplane taking off
Public Transportation

Metro Transit has got your playbook to Super Bowl week! Metro Transit is the best way to reach downtown Minneapolis, with expanded schedules on key routes to provide increased frequency and additional schedules for Super Bowl-related events. If you’re in town for the weekend, be sure to check out the suburban shuttles!

metro transit
By Car

Recommended Routes: Take the most efficient and convenient routes to Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington Events.


Downtown Minneapolis has more than 65,000 parking spots available for Super Bowl-related events. Follow these tips to secure the best parking spot possible.

  • Reserved Parking: Fans may pre-purchase a parking spot for any event in downtown Minneapolis at a guaranteed rate starting mid-December.
  • Meters: The City of Minneapolis now operates approximately 8,000 metered spaces with varying rates, time limits, and hours of enforcement. Be sure to use the interactive meter map to learn applicable regular and event rates, time limits, and hours of enforcement and download the MPLS Parking App on your mobile device to pay or extend your session on-the-go!
  • Downtown Commuters: Check with your current parking operator to ensure your contract parking spots will be available during the 10-day festival.
Uber & Taxi
superbowl phone map

As the official rideshare partner of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Uber will have event specific pick-up and drop-off locations at all of the official events. Uber is an affordable, safe and convenient way to see the Twin Cities and surrounding metro!


Taxis are an easy way to get a safe and reliable ride to and from your favorite events from hotels and landmarks.


While most of our activations will take place outside, we’re considering the skyway system in our wayfinding plans as a warm alternative to the Bold North. All skyways will be open for their normal operating hours with a few special event exceptions:

  • Event specific skyways will have extended hours of operation
  • Extra signage and volunteers will be placed throughout all skyways
  • Access to all parking garages will be available, with extended hours
What you should know

Check back for more information and announcements to come soon. Read more Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon frequently asked questions.

VACIS Registration
CountDown to Gameday
Super bowl lii
february 04, 2018