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.
Grand Forks International Airport
Grand Forks, ND
Location from UMN 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.
See Grand Forks Flight Options
Hector International Airport
Location from UMN 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.
Thief River Falls Regional Airport - Denver Air Connection
Thief River Falls, MN
Location from UMN Crookston campus: 35 mi northeast of Crookston
Direct flights from TRF to Minneapolis on a small commercial plane with a private plane feel!
See Thief River Falls Flight Options
Crookston Municipal Airport
Location from UMN 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.
Visit Crookston Municipal Airport
* Note: The Crookston Airport is a small municipal airport not a large commercial airport.
Location from UMC campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services
Jefferson Lines connects the UMN 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 UMN Crookston campus in front of Centennial Hall (near Parking Lot F on the west side of the building).
Jefferson Lines College Connection - 15% off!
T.H.E. Bus (Tri-Valley Heartland Express) - Crookston, MN
Location from UMN Crookston campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services
UMN 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
Grand Forks & Fargo, ND Stations
Location from UMN 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.
Crookston, MN Lodging
Crookston has 4 hotels/motels to choose from. See our Crookston Convention and Visitors Bureau for a list of options.
TIP: UMN 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.