Get here and there and where to stay!

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

Air Services

Grand Forks International Airport

Grand Forks, ND
Location from U of M Crookston 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. They are served by Delta and Allegiant airlines.

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Hector International Airport

Fargo, ND
Location from U of M Crookston campus: 70 miles south on MN Hwy 75 S

Hector International Airport is served by daily flights through Delta, United, American Airlines, Frontier and Allegiant.

See Fargo Flight Options

Thief River Falls Regional Airport - Denver Air Connection

Thief River Falls, MN
Location from U of M Crookston campus: 35 mi northeast of Crookston

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

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Crookston Municipal Airport

Crookston, MN
Location from U of M Crookston 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.

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* Note: The Crookston Airport is a small municipal airport not a large commercial airport.

Bus Services

Jefferson Lines

Location from U of M Crookston campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services

Jefferson Lines connects the U of M Crookston campus and Crookston area residents to the Twin Cities, Fargo, Grand Forks and points beyond. The Jefferson Line pick up and drop-off is on the U of M Crookston campus in front of Centennial Hall (near Parking Lot F on the west side of the building).

Jefferson Lines College Connection - 15% off! 

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

Location from U of M Crookston campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services

U of M Crookston and Tri-Valley Heartland Express (T.H.E. Bus) have partnered to provide local transportation service to and from the Crookston campus. Students and employees can ride for a special price (see Fares/Passes below).

To get a schedule of routine trips to Grand Forks (ND), Fargo (ND) and other regional destinations check-out the bus schedule below (note: Crookston is in "Polk County").

T.H.E. Bus Schedule  T.H.E. Bus Fares/Passes

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Rail Services


Grand Forks & Fargo, ND Stations
Location from U of M Crookston campus:

  • 30 miles West on MN Hwy 2 E (Grand Forks, ND - GFK)
  • 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.

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Lodging Options

Crookston, MN Lodging

Crookston has 4 hotels/motels to choose from. See our Crookston Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of options.

Crookston Lodging Options

TIP: U of M Crookston parents and visitors, be sure to ask if they offer an "University of Minnesota Crookston" discount.

Grand Forks, ND Lodging

If Crookston isn't an option, Grand Forks, ND, is about 20 miles away (west on HWY 2) from the Crookston campus. Check out what they have to offer.

Grand Forks Lodging Options