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Well known to Minnesota leaders of volunteers as the site of one of the longest-running courses on volunteer management in the country, Hamline is a private liberal arts university with a beautiful campus within the city of St. Paul. Download the Hamline University campus map.

Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul MN 55104

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport has fourteen major airlines that offer service. Ten are located in Terminal 1 (Lindberg) and four are located in Terminal 2 (Humphrey). Free light rail transportation connects the two terminals.

Taxi service is available at both terminals. Airport fares begin at $6.25 ($2.50 flag drop and $3.75 airport access fee) and are $2.50 for each mile. A taxi from the airport to Hamline University will be approximately $35 to $40.

Public transportation is available through Metro Transit which offers both light rail and bus service at the airport.

Amtrak and Greyhound

Both the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus arrive at the Union Depot building in St. Paul. A taxi from the Union Depot building to Hamline University will be approximately $25.

To use public transportation, board the green line light rail at the Union Depot station and take it to the Snelling Avenue stop. Transfer to the A line bus heading northbound and exit at the corner of Snelling Avenue and Hewitt Avenue. Depending on the time of day, the cost will be between $1.75 and $2.25.

Public Transportation

Metro Transit offers light rail and bus service throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Visit their website to plan your trip. Fares are $1.75 during normal service and $2.25 during rush hours. Transfers are valid for 2.5 hours.

Uber and Lyft

If you prefer to not take a taxi, Uber and Lyft are available transportation options as well.




These are the recommended hotels in the area around Hamline University. You can either reserve a room through their own website or use a third party site like or


Best Western Plus Como Park (3-Star Hotel)

Address1010 Bandana Blvd W, St. Paul, MN 55108

Distance from Hamline: 1 mile

Within Walking Distance: Yes

Travel: Walk, Free Shuttle, Uber/Taxi



Ramada Plaza Minneapolis (3-Star Hotel)

Address1330 Industrial Blvd. NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Distance from Hamline: 4.6 miles

Within Walking Distance: No

Travel: Free Shuttle, Uber/Taxi



Days Hotel (2-Star Hotel)

Address2407 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Distance from Hamline: 4.5 miles

Within Walking Distance: No

Travel: Free Shuttle, Green Line Light Rail (Connects to Airport), Uber/Taxi



Midway Motel (1-Star Hotel)

Address901 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

Distance from Hamline: Across the street

Within Walking Distance: Yes

Travel: Walk