Cheap Flights to Minneapolis

Minneapolis overview

When is the best time to fly to Minneapolis?

Peak season:

Billed as one of the most walkable cities in the US, summer is a great time to take a flight to Minneapolis, in spite of the heat and humidity, because, with the city’s casual dress code and relaxed atmosphere, no one really breaks a sweat. With all the lakes and beaches in and around the city, be sure to bring your bathing suit and sun block.

Autumn brings stunning foliage to enjoy as you stroll along the historic Riverfront District.

Off season:

Halfway to the North Pole, just south of 45 degrees north latitude, Minneapolis is well known for its harsh and frigid winters. During this time temperatures drop to around -13° to -3°C, although they have been known to dip to as low as -41°C. It’s therefore best to focus on the many and varied indoor activities unless you're well-prepared for such dangerously low temperatures. Winter-like temperatures can last well into spring in Minneapolis with long stretches of bone-chilling showers. Budget travellers willing to brave the cold should try and snap up a cheap flight to Minneapolis during the off season.

City overview

From skyscrapers to state parks, Minneapolis has everything for any traveller. The twin cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are home to more than three million people and welcome millions of travellers to Minneapolis every year.

Pack light on your flight to Minneapolis; you’ll need the extra suitcase space. Minneapolis is home to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the nation that spans more than ten city blocks. You'll find over 500 retail stores, an amusement park, and an aquarium. After a long day of shopping, revive and re-energise at one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.

Art and music lovers will jump at the chance to visit Minneapolis. The city is the birthplace of the American Regional professional theatre movement, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theatre, and the Minnesota Symphony. Even sports fans can find a reason to book flights to Minneapolis. The MLB Minnesota Twins, NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and the NFL Minnesota Vikings are cheered on by both residents and visitors.

Minneapolis climate

Winters can be cold and dry with temperatures ranging from around -13°C to -3°C. Summer is usually warm with temperatures in the high teens to high 20s C, although at times it can be hot and humid. Like most midwestern cities, Minneapolis is subject to a range of weather conditions including heavy thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow and ice.

Getting around Minneapolis

If you’re only staying in the city centre, you can get around by foot just fine. To see the rest of the city’s attractions, renting a car is your best bet.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The main airport for travellers taking flights to Minneapolis is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Shuttle, van, taxi and limousine services are on hand to transport visitors between the airport and the city centre. Car rental is also available.

Minneapolis insider information

  • Don’t miss the Minnesota Fringe Festival, an annual 11-day festival of live stage performance and visual arts, including theatre, dance and performance art, puppetry, storytelling and more.
  • Spring or autumn are the best times to visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an 11-acre park operated and run by nearby Walker Art Centre, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the Mall of America, in nearby Bloomington, MN, the largest mall in the country, with more than 520 stores, restaurants and bars, an amusement park and a 1.2-million gallon walk-through aquarium. As an added bonus, helping to ease the burden on your wallet, there’s no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Minnesota. It is located five minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and 15 minutes from the central areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
  • No trip to the American Midwest is complete without time spent at a State Fair. With food, animal exhibits, competitions, midway rides, concerts, and crafts the Great Minnesota Get Together comes alive every year for 12 days in August and September.

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Airports for Minneapolis

How much do things cost in Minneapolis?

Markets
Loaf of white bread
R 34.30
Bottle of wine
R 192.50
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 115.03
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 26.14
Restaurants
3 course meal for 2
R 619.19
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 82.56
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 79.12
Cheap meal
R 165.12
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1097.33
Pair of jeans
R 594.94
How much does transport cost in Minneapolis?
Petrol (1 litre)
R 8
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 29
1 km taxi journey
R 21
Taxi - fixed fee
R 53

International departures to Minneapolis

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