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Local Transportations in or Near Crookston, MN

Local Transportation & 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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Grand Forks International Airport - Mark Andrews Field - Grand Forks, ND
Location from UMC campus: 35 miles West on MN Hwy 2 E
www.gfkairport.com
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
www.fargoairport.com
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.

 

Crookston Municipal Airport - Kirkwood Field - Crookston, MN
Location from UMC campus: 2 mi North on MN Hwy 75 N
www.crookstonaviation.com
www.crookston.mn.us/airport
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.

 

 

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Jefferson Bus Lines
Location from UMC campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services
888-864-2832
www.jeffersonlines.com
www.jeffersonlines.com/college-connection.asp?c=16
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

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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.

 

 

T.H.E. Bus (Tri-Valley Heartland Express) - Crookston, MN
Location from UMC campus: On-campus Pickup & Drop Off Services
218-281-0700
www.tvoc.org/heartland.htm
UMC and Tri-Valley Heartland Express (T.H.E. Bus) have partnered to provide local transportation service.  Effective Monday, January 13, 2014, transportation within Crookston on T.H.E. Bus will cost $1.00 per ride for UMC students, faculty, and staff with their UCards. The Information Desk in Sargeant Student Center will offer discount bus passes for purchase: $10 cards will have 11 available punches, $20 cards will have 22 punches. Bus schedules are posted throughout campus. This bus is dedicated to transportation services for the UMC campus Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. If the “UMC” bus is busy with regularly scheduled runs, individuals may call 218-281-0700 to schedule a ride on the next available bus. Please be advised T.H.E. Bus dispatch office closes at 5 p.m., so individuals needing a ride after 5 p.m. should call the UMC bus driver's cell phone at 218-289-4507. This number is only used after business hours. Contact Peter Phaiah via e-mail phaiah@umn.edu with any questions.

Get the 2013-14 T.H.E. Bus and UMC Schedule >>> PDF Icon

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.

 

 

 

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

www.amtrak.com
Grand Forks, ND (GFK) Station website
Fargo, ND (FAR) Station website
Amtrak serves over 500 travel destinations in 30 plus routes across North America for travelers. Make your reservation or view train fares, promotions, schedules ...

 

 

 

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Ampride Taxi Service
218-281-2000

The Department of Student Affairs has partnered with the local Ampride Taxi Service (218-281-2000) to develop the Safe Ride Home initiative. The overall goals are to keep students safe and to encourage them to make safer choices. This pilot program will subsidize $2 of the local $5 taxi fare rate in Crookston, Monday through Sunday from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for students who need a safe ride home to campus or their local residence in Crookston due to unsafe or risky situations such as:

In order to receive the discounted fare during these times, a student would need to inform the taxi driver she/he is a UMC student and needs a safe ride home. The student would need to provide the driver with a current UMC ID Card.




Lodging OptionsLodging Options
 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Crookston Inn LogoCrookston Inn
2200 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-5210
www.crookstoninn.com | Map It
 

 

Golf Terrace Motel LogoGolf Terrace Motel
1731 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-2626
www.golfterracemotel.com | Map It

 

 

More area Lodging Options (including Grand Forks, ND) >>>

 

 

 

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Regional Travel Updates

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