Travel & Transportation

Transportation to Northfield

Carleton College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, 45 minutes south of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Transportation options to Northfield include:

  • Car rental
    Reasonably-priced car rentals are available at MSP.
  • Metro Express
    Regularly-scheduled bus service between Northfield and several Minneapolis/St. Paul locations, including MSP airport.
    The "Northfield-downtown" stop is located 4 blocks (approx 7 minutes walk) from the Country Inn & Suites, and the bus also  stops at Carleton. $15 each way when booked online, or $25 cash on the bus.
  • Shuttle/taxi
    Rides between MSP and Northfield are ~$65-$100 one way (per vehicle, not per person), depending on the number of riders, time of day, etc. Rides need to be booked in advance. 
  • Lyft and Uber
    Lyft and Uber serve Minneapolis/St. Paul and will drop off in Northfield (Trips from MSP to Northfield are estimated at ~$50-65). NOTE:  there is not an active Uber/Lyft scene for rides beginning in Northfield.

Conference Shuttle

A shuttle will be available to transport conference guests between the hotel and the conference site. For shuttle pick-ups at Country Inn & Suites, meet in the hotel lobby.

Thursday, May 31

  • 8:30 am               Country Inn & Suites to Weitz Center for Creativity
  • ~8:30 pm             Weitz Center for Creativity to Country Inn & Suites
    (after dinner)   

Friday, June 1

(for optional Arb walk)

  • 7:50 am               Country Inn & Suites to Carleton Arboretum
  • 8:40 am               Carleton Arboretum to Weitz Center for Creativity

  • 8:30 am               Country Inn & Suites to Weitz Center for Creativity
  • ~3:15 pm             Weitz Center for Creativity to Country Inn & Suites