Local Transportation and Lodging

Whether you are traveling to, from or around the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) area - here are your local transportation and lodging options.

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Transportation and Lodging - Air Air Services

Grand Forks International Airport - Mark Andrews Field - Grand Forks, ND
Location from UMC campus: 35 miles West on MN Hwy 2 E

Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) has flights arriving and departing around the clock. GFK is proud be the closest U.S. international airport to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Hector International Airport - Fargo, ND
Location from UMC campus: 70 miles South on MN Hwy 75 S

Hector International Airport is served by daily flights through Delta Air Lines (including partners Pinnacle, Mesaba, Skywest & Compass), United Express (Skywest & ExpressJet), American Eagle and Allegiant Air.

Thief River Falls Regional Airport - Botique Air - Thief River Falls, MN
Location from UMC campus: 35 mi North-East of Crookston

Direct flights from TRF to Minneapolis on a small commercial plane with a private plane feel!

Crookston Municipal Airport - Kirkwood Field - Crookston, MN
Location from UMC campus: 2 mi North on MN Hwy 75 N

Flight instruction and aircraft rental. A full service FBO, we offer primary and advanced flight instruction, fuel service, and maintenance facilities. If you have any question please contact one of our knowledgeable flight instructors or personnel.
* Note: The Crookston Airport is a small municipal airport not a large commercial airport.

Transportation and Lodging - BusBus Services

 Jefferson Bus Lines

Location from UMC campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services

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Jefferson Bus Lines connects the UMC community and Crookston area residents, to the Twin Cities, Fargo, Grand Forks and points beyond. The Jefferson Line pick up is on the UMC campus at in front of Centennial Hall. The service offers pick-up seven days a week. Blast off today on the new Jefferson Rocket Rider... offering free Wi-Fi, satellite radio, movies, luxury seating and extra legroom.

Effective August 16, 2011, University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) will join the Jefferson Lines College Connection network. Route/Schedule 928 will stop on the west side of Centennial Hall on the UMC campus before continuing on to the other Crookston stop at Tri Valley Heartland Express. Schedule 927 will stop on campus on a discharge only basis in the evenings after making the scheduled stop at the Crookston agency.

This bus run stops by major colleges and universities on its way to and from Minneapolis, Grand Forks and Fargo. UMC faculty, staff and students can take advantage of these stops for school, fun, shopping, vacations or transfer related activities related


Riders with a U Card or student ID will receive a 15% student discount on regular priced daily service. Specially priced 7 and 14-day advance fares are also available (no additional discounts apply). Tickets can be purchased at Tri-Valley Heartland Express or on the Jefferson Lines website.

Riders are picked up and dropped off at Centennial Hall in Parking Lot F on the west side of the building.

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T.H.E. Bus (Tri-Valley Heartland Express) - Crookston, MN

Location from UMC campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services

UMC and Tri-Valley Heartland Express (T.H.E. Bus) have partnered to provide local transportation service provides local Crookston bus service for the UMC campus. Students and employees can ride the designated UMC bus on its normal loop for $2.00 by presenting their UCard ID. 

Please contact T.H.E. Bus at 218-281-0700 or Debi Chandler at 218-281-8572 if you have any questions.

Get the T.H.E. Bus Rider Schedule

To get a schedule of routine trips to Grand Forks, Fargo and other regional destinations call 218-281-0700 or check-out the Tri-Valley website.

Transportation & Lodging - RailsRail Services

Amtrak - Grand Forks & Fargo, ND Stations
Location from UMC campus: 30 miles West on MN Hwy 2 E (Grand Forks, ND - GFK)
or 70 miles S on MN Hwy 75 (Fargo, ND - FAR)

Amtrak serves over 500 travel destinations in 30 plus routes across North America for travelers. Make your reservation or view train fares, promotions and schedules.

Transportation & Lodging - LodgingLodging Options

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AmericInn Lodge & Suites
1821 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-7800 or Toll Free 800 634-3444
www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn | Map It

10% off discount for UMC Visitors and Parents (please call the Crookston AmericInn directly for discounts)

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Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
2304 Sahlstrom Dr, Crookston, MN 56716
218-470-1111 or Toll Free 888-693-8262
www.staycobblestone.com | Map It

10% off discount for UMC Visitors and Parents (please call the Crookston Cobblestone Inn & Suites directly for discounts)

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Crookston Inn
2200 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
www.crookstoninn.com | Map It

Sunday – Thursday  $75 plus tax
Friday-Sunday- $85 plus taxes

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Golf Terrace Motel
1731 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
www.golfterracemotel.com | Map It

Accommodations on campus may be available.
Please contact the Office of Admissions for further details.

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