As of 2015, the average rate for a taxi ride from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to downtown Minneapolis is approximately $40 to $50, while the rate from the airport to downtown St. Paul averages between $30 and $40. All taxis operating within the city of Minneapolis are required to follow the metered rate specified by the city, and most other municipalities within the Twin City metro area also use these rates.
The taxi meter starts at $2.50, which is the flag drop fee, and then adds an additional $2.50 for every mile. Passengers taking a taxi from the airport are charged an additional $4.00 fee at the beginning of their journey, which covers the fee the driver must pay to access the airport. All taxi rides within Minneapolis have a minimum fare of $5.00, although some outer suburbs may have a higher minimum fare.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located approximately 12 miles from downtown Minneapolis and 8 miles from downtown St. Paul. The airport is managed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, a public corporation that the Minnesota legislature established in 1943, which provides coordinated aviation services in the Twin Cities metro area.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has received numerous awards, including being named the third best airport in the United States in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Airports list.