Minnesota Transportation

Minnesota Transportation

Minnesota Transportation

 Minnesota is one of the most developed states of the country. As there are many tourist places it is important for the state to maintain top class transportation facility. Many people who visit Minnesota find it easy to travel in this state. There are all four ways of transportation. The original transportation was thorough water into the state. Therefore they have advanced water transportation in their state. You can go through the article and get to know the various transportation means in the state.

Various Transportations in Minnesota

Lot of funds is being diverted towards the transportation department. This is due to the recent increase in the tourist population of the state. The state has slowly become a hub for most of the tourists in the country. Therefore public transport for these people is provided in different means. Following is the detailing of the various public transports which you will find in Minnesota.

Land Transportation in Minnesota

One of the biggest means of transportation in the world is land transportation. If you are a tourist in the state and you need to go to an unknown destination then you are bound to go there easily as the frequency of the buses from various stops is very high. Apart from the bus services you also can rent a bicycle or a car to roam around in the city.

To travel between the cities by road is very easy as the highway system of the state is well planned and you can easily roam around in the state. You can also board various bus systems. You have transit bus system and intercity bus lines. You can comfortably travel in the intercity bus lines.

If you are a person who lives traveling on bike then you can also follow the bike trails which are available in the state. Minnesota is the only state to have the largest number of bike trail. You can go on the bike trails all by yourself as they are well directed.

Water Transportation in Minnesota

One of the first ways of transportation to the Minnesota state was by water. The water transportation is one of the biggest ways of transportation. It is the most used transport by many people in this state. Thanks to number of rivers and lakes in the state, water transport plays a major role in faster transportation. You can have ferry services and steam boat services. The cargo vessels are known as Lakers in this part of the country. They are used to transport grains and other material like coal, iron ore etc.

Rail Transportation in Minnesota

The rail transportation system is basically classified into 3 different categories the Light rail, the intercity rail and the Freight rail. The light rail is the first rail system which came into the state. Presently the light rail system is run by the Metro transit rails. They have only one line of metro system which is called the Hiawatha line. The intercity rail helps you to commute between the Minneapolis and St.Cloud cities. This is run by the BNSF Railways. They presently have a Northstar Corridor line.

Air Transportation in Minnesota

Like every developed state even Minnesota has its own air transportation. The major airport of Minnesota is Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. There are many commercial jet services. One can be rest assured to get a flight to go anywhere in the country from Minnesota.

List of Airports in Minnesota

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Bemidji BJI BJI KBJI Bemidji Regional Airport
Brainerd BRD BRD KBRD Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Duluth DLH DLH KDLH Duluth International Airport
International Falls INL INL KINL Falls International Airport
Minneapolis MSP MSP KMSP Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain Field)
Rochester RST RST KRST Rochester International Airport
St. Cloud STC STC KSTC St. Cloud Regional Airport
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Hibbing HIB HIB KHIB Range Regional Airport (was Chisholm-Hibbing Airport)
Thief River Falls TVF TVF KTVF Thief River Falls Regional Airport
Reliever Airports
Minneapolis / Blaine ANE   KANE Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field)
Minneapolis / Crystal MIC MIC KMIC Crystal Airport
Minneapolis / Eden Prairie FCM FCM KFCM Flying Cloud Airport
Minneapolis / Lakeville LVN   KLVN Airlake Airport
South St. Paul SGS   KSGS South St. Paul Municipal Airport (Richard E. Fleming Field)
St. Paul STP STP KSTP St. Paul Downtown Airport (Holman Field)
St. Paul / Lake Elmo 21D     Lake Elmo Airport
General Aviation Airports
Aitkin AIT   KAIT Aitkin Municipal Airport (Steve Kurtz Field)
Albert Lea AEL AEL KAEL Albert Lea Municipal Airport
Alexandria AXN AXN KAXN Alexandria Municipal Airport (Chandler Field)
Austin AUM AUM KAUM Austin Municipal Airport
Baudette BDE BDE KBDE Baudette International Airport & Seaplane Base
Benson BBB BBB KBBB Benson Municipal Airport
Blue Earth SBU   KSBU Blue Earth Municipal Airport
Buffalo CFE   KCFE Buffalo Municipal Airport
Caledonia CHU   KCHU Houston County Airport (Caledonia - Houston County Airport)
Cambridge CBG   KCBG Cambridge Municipal Airport
Canby CNB   KCNB Canby Municipal Airport (Myers Field)
Cloquet COQ   KCOQ Cloquet/Carlton County Airport
Cook CQM   KCQM Cook Municipal Airport
Crookston CKN CKN KCKN Crookston Municipal Airport (Kirkwood Field)
Detroit Lakes DTL DTL KDTL Detroit Lakes Airport (Wething Field)
Dodge Center TOB   KTOB Dodge Center Airport (Dodge Center Municipal)
Duluth DYT   KDYT Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base
Elbow Lake Y63     Elbow Lake Municipal - Pride of the Prairie Airport
Ely ELO LYU KELO Ely Municipal Airport
Eveleth EVM EVM KEVM Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport
Fairmont FRM FRM KFRM Fairmont Municipal Airport
Faribault FBL FBL KFBL Faribault Municipal Airport
Fergus Falls FFM FFM KFFM Fergus Falls Municipal Airport (Einar Mickelson Field)
Fosston FSE   KFSE Fosston Municipal Airport
Glenwood GHW   KGHW Glenwood Municipal Airport
Grand Marais CKC GRM KCKC Grand Marais/Cook County Airport
Grand Rapids GPZ GPZ KGPZ Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport (Gordon Newstrom Field)
Hallock HCO   KHCO Hallock Municipal Airport
Hawley 04Y     Hawley Municipal Airport
Hector 1D6     Hector Municipal Airport
Hutchinson HCD   KHCD Hutchinson Municipal Airport (Butler Field)
Jackson MJQ MJQ KMJQ Jackson Municipal Airport
Le Sueur 12Y     Le Sueur Municipal Airport
Litchfield LJF   KLJF Litchfield Municipal Airport
Little Falls LXL   KLXL Little Falls/Morrison County Airport (Lindbergh Field)
Long Prairie 14Y     Long Prairie Municipal Airport (Todd Field)
Longville XVG   KXVG Longville Municipal Airport
Luverne LYV   KLYV Luverne Municipal Airport (Quentin Aanenson Field)
Madison DXX   KDXX Lac qui Parle County Airport
Mahnomen 3N8     Mahnomen County Airport
Mankato MKT MKT KMKT Mankato Regional Airport
Marshall MML MML KMML Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport (Marshall/Ryan Field)
Montevideo MVE MVE KMVE Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport
Moorhead JKJ   KJKJ Moorhead Municipal Airport
Moose Lake MZH   KMZH Moose Lake Carlton County Airport
Mora JMR   KJMR Mora Municipal Airport
Morris MOX MOX KMOX Morris Municipal Airport (Charlie Schmidt Field)
New Ulm ULM ULM KULM New Ulm Municipal Airport
Orr ORB   KORB Orr Regional Airport
Ortonville VVV   KVVV Ortonville Municipal Airport (Martinson Field)
Owatonna OWA OWA KOWA Owatonna Degner Regional Airport
Park Rapids PKD PKD KPKD Park Rapids Municipal Airport (Konshok Field)
Paynesville PEX   KPEX Paynesville Municipal Airport
Pine River PWC   KPWC Pine River Regional Airport
Pipestone PQN   KPQN Pipestone Municipal Airport
Preston FKA   KFKA Fillmore County Airport
Princeton PNM   KPNM Princeton Municipal Airport
Red Wing RGK   KRGK Red Wing Regional Airport
Redwood Falls RWF RWF KRWF Redwood Falls Municipal Airport
Roseau ROX ROX KROX Roseau Municipal Airport (Rudy Billberg Field)
Rush City ROS   KROS Rush City Regional Airport
Rushford 55Y     Rushford Municipal Airport
Sauk Centre D39     Sauk Centre Municipal Airport
Silver Bay BFW   KBFW Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Springfield D42     Springfield Municipal Airport
St. James JYG   KJYG St. James Municipal Airport
Staples SAZ   KSAZ Staples Municipal Airport
Tower 12D     Tower Municipal Airport & Seaplane Base
Tracy TKC   KTKC Tracy Municipal Airport
Two Harbors TWM   KTWM Richard B. Helgeson Airport
Wadena ADC   KADC Wadena Municipal Airport
Walker Y49     Walker Municipal Airport
Warroad RRT RRT KRRT Warroad International Memorial Airport (Swede Carlson Field)
Waseca ACQ   KACQ Waseca Municipal Airport
Wheaton ETH   KETH Wheaton Municipal Airport
Willmar BDH   KBDH New Willmar Municipal Airport (John L. Rice Field) (replaced ILL)
Windom MWM MWM KMWM Windom Municipal Airport
Winona ONA ONA KONA Winona Municipal Airport (Max Conrad Field)
Winsted 10D     Winsted Municipal Airport
Worthington OTG OTG KOTG Worthington Municipal Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Ada / Twin Valley D00     Norman County Ada/Twin Valley Airport
Appleton AQP   KAQP Appleton Municipal Airport
Backus 7Y3     Backus Municipal Airport
Bagley 7Y4     Bagley Municipal Airport
Belle Plaine 7Y7     A.R.S. Sport Airstrip (A.R.S. Sport Strip)
Bemidji 96M     Moberg Air Base (Seaplane Base)
Big Falls 7Y9     Big Falls Municipal Airport
Bigfork FOZ   KFOZ Bigfork Municipal Airport
Bowstring 9Y0     Bowstring Airport
Brooten 6D1     Brooten Municipal Airport
Chatfield 2C4     Flying A Airport
Clarissa 8Y5     Clarissa Municipal Airport
Clear Lake 8Y6     Leaders/Clear Lake Airport
Crane Lake CDD   KCDD Scotts Seaplane Base
Deerwood M69     Birch Lake Seaplane Base
Deerwood M14     Mal's Serpent Lake Seaplane Base
Duluth 9M0     North Country Seaplane Base
East Gull Lake 9Y2     East Gull Lake Airport
Eveleth 9Y5     Sky Harbor Seaplane Base
Fertile D14     Fertile Municipal Airport
Forest Lake 25D     Forest Lake Airport
Glencoe GYL   KGYL Glencoe Municipal Airport (Vernon Perschau Field)
Grand Marais 0G5     Grand Marais/Cook County Seaplane Base
Granite Falls GDB   KGDB Granite Falls Municipal Airport (Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field)
Grygla 3G2     Grygla Municipal Airport (Mel Wilkens Field)
Henning 05Y     Henning Municipal Airport
Herman 06Y     Herman Municipal Airport
Hill City 07Y     Hill City - Quadna Mountain Airport
Hinckley 04W     Field of Dreams Airport
International Falls 09I     International Falls Seaplane Base
Inver Grove Heights 09Y     Wipline Seaplane Base
Karlstad 23D     Karlstad Municipal Airport
Lino Lakes 8Y4     Surfside Seaplane Base
Littlefork 13Y     Littlefork Municipal/Hanover Airport
Maple Lake MGG   KMGG Maple Lake Municipal Airport & Seaplane Base
McGregor HZX   KHZX Isedor Iverson Airport
Milaca 18Y     Milaca Municipal Airport (Milaca Airport)
Motley 22Y     Morey's Airport
Murdock 23Y     Murdock Municipal Airport
Nary 5C3     Nary National Airport (Shefland Field)
New York Mills 25Y     New York Mills Municipal Airport
Northome 43Y     Northome Municipal Airport
Olivia OVL   KOVL Olivia Regional Airport
Pelican Rapids 47Y     Pelican Rapids Municipal Airport (Lyon's Field)
Perham 16D     Perham Municipal Airport
Pinecreek 48Y     Piney Pinecreek Border Airport
Prior Lake 45D     Marty's Tranquility Base (Seaplane Base)
Red Lake Falls D81     Red Lake Falls Municipal Airport
Remer 52Y     Remer Municipal Airport
Slayton DVP   KDVP Slayton Municipal Airport
Sleepy Eye Y58     Sleepy Eye Municipal Airport
Stanton SYN SYN KSYN Stanton Airfield
Starbuck D32     Starbuck Municipal Airport
Stephen D41     Stephen Municipal Airport
Tyler 63Y     Tyler Municipal Airport
Warren D37     Warren Municipal Airport
Waskish VWU   KVWU Waskish Municipal Airport
Waubun M49     Jolly Fisherman Seaplane Base
Wells 68Y     Wells Municipal Airport
        Other Military Airports
Camp Ripley RYM   KRYM Ray S. Miller Army Airfield (National Guard)
Notable Private-Use Airports
Angle Inlet 58MN     Northwest Angle Airport
Maple Grove MN30     Busch's Fish Lake Seaplane Base
New Prague 70MY     Loon Lane Seaplane Base
        Notable Former Airports
Grand Marais   GRM   Devil's Track Municipal Airport (closed 1993, replaced by CKC)
Willmar ILL ILL KILL Old Willmar Municipal Airport (closed 2006, replaced by BDH)

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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