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Travel to NEC

Travel, Parking and Directions to Bloomington, MN

Airline Travel

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 4 miles via I-494W from the conference hotel, Radisson Blu Mall of America.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service from the airport based on availability. Contact the hotel after your arrival to arrange a pickup, which runs from 5 am to 11 pm.

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Incentives offered to NEC attendees

  • 5% discount off fares to/from MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport)
  • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points on top of what you normally earn with purchase

Accessible Travel

For questions or concerns regarding the hotel’s accessible transportation services, contact +1 (952) 881-5258 or

Bloomington, Minnesota also has an Accessible Travel Guide to welcome visitors of all abilities.

Parking at the Radisson Blu Mall of America (2100 Killebrew Dr)

Self-parking and valet parking are available. Valet parking starts at $15.

Other Transportation


Bloomington and Minneapolis public transportation is available through Metro Transit. For route and schedule information, call 612-373-3333 or visit

Greyhound also has bus stations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Directions from the airport to the conference hotel by bus:

From Glumack Drive and Terminal 1/Lindbergh Upper, take Bus 54 to the MOA transit station located beside the hotel.

Light Rail

The Metro Blue Line offers fast, quiet light rail service to 19 stations between downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America®, including five stations at the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, in Bloomington and at Mall of America.

The Metro Green Line connects Bloomington with Saint Paul. Change trains at the Downtown East station from the Metro Transit Green Line to the Metro Transit Blue Line to get from Saint Paul to Bloomington and Mall of America.

For Bloomington and Minneapolis Blue Line and Green Line route and schedule information, call 612-373-3333 or visit

Directions from the airport to the conference hotel by light rail:

From the airport: From Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station or Terminal 2 Humphrey Station, take the Blue light rail line to the Mall of America (MOA) transit station.

Amtrak Train Station

The Amtrak train travels a major East-West line running from Chicago to Seattle and Portland. The Amtrak train depot is located at 240 Kellogg Boulevard East, Union Depot, St. Paul, MN 55101, about 20 minutes from Bloomington. For more information, call 800-872-7245 or visit

Taxi or Ride Share

Bloomington, Minnesota taxi service is readily available at the airport, hotels and Mall of America. Rates for Bloomington, Minnesota taxi services are approximately $1.75 first 1/6 mile, $1.30 each additional mile. $3 minimum in Minneapolis, $2.30 minimum in Saint Paul. Bloomington taxi rates are subject to change without notice.

  • Airport Taxi 612-888-8888
  • Blue & White Taxi 612-333-7089
  • Fareshark
  • Yellow Cab Suburban Company 612-824-4000
  • Lyft is the official ridesharing partner of Mall of America. There are five designated pick-up/drop-off zones, including one at the conference hotel


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