Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is 7 miles from campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve St. Paul. If you are arriving in town by plane, bus, or train, we recommend that you come to campus by taxi. The campus is approximately 15 minutes from all terminals, and the fare should be $12-15.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-94, take the Snelling Ave. exit and go south on Snelling to Grand Ave. Turn right (west) on Grand Ave. and go 1 block. Turn left (south) on Macalester St. From the north on I-35, take I-35E into St. Paul. Exit to I-94 westbound, and follow directions above. From the south on I-35, take 35 E into St. Paul. Exit at Ayd Mill Road (exit #104B). At second ligth, take a left onto Grand Avenue (westbound). One block after crfossing Snelling Avenue, turn left (south) onto Macalester Street. Follow signs to visitor parking. The admissions office is located at 62 Macalester St. Parking for visitors is available in a lot across the street.
Four rooms are available at the on-campus Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House. A double room is inexpensive and the rate includes breakfast. A 5-minute drive gets you to Chatsworth Bed and Breakfast (984 Ashland Ave.; 651-227-4288), a peaceful, 1902 Victorian home near good restaurants and shops. The elegant St. Paul Hotel (350 Market St.; 651-292-9292), Minnesota's only 4-star hotel, is a 10-minute drive from the school. Here's a quick list of lower-priced places accessible to Macalester: Holiday Inn (1010 W. Bandana Blvd.; 651-647-1637), 5 miles away, and the Sheraton Four Points (400 Hamline Ave. N.; 651-642-1234 or 800-535-2339). The Sheraton has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, restaurant, and bar.