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Bus Travel Tips for Visiting Parents

Sending your kids off to college can be met with mixed emotions. You’re proud to see your children embark on this exciting adventure—yet you’re feeling a tad worried about them living so far away from home.

If you’re thinking of visiting your college student to help ease the worry—not to mention check out his or her new campus surroundings—Land to Air Express can get you there safely and comfortably. 

Visiting Mankato or Gustavus Students?

With Land to Air Express, it’s never been so easy to get to campus directly from the MSP airport. Our college connection route is known for helping students travel back home or between campuses safely and affordability. But why should parents miss out on these great benefits, too? 

MPS to Mankato & Gustavus

In addition to direct routes to Mankato State University or Gustavus Adolphus College, you’ll also have access to free WiFi, charging outlets, climate controlled seating, restrooms, and a clean, sanitized bus ride!

5 Bus Travel Tips for Parents

To help you prepare for your upcoming trip, here’s a few bus travel tips to ensure you spend less time planning and more time exploring campus with your favorite honor student.

Book Your Ticket

Choosing the date you want to visit is the hardest part; we promise! Because booking your ticket with Land to Air Express is fast and easy! You’ll simply fill out our online form, starting with where you’re coming from (i.e. MSP airport) and where you’re headed.

You can choose between one way or round trip, select department date, and add any additional passengers.

If you’re traveling over the weekend, we recommend booking early!

Pack Your Bags

Be sure to check the weather report and pack accordingly. With Land to Air Express, you have the option to check 2 free bags and 1 free carry on bag!

Plane Arrival

When your plane arrives, your shuttle bus will be there waiting. You’ll feel comfortable knowing that our bus is clean and sanitized. We think you’ll also enjoy the company of our friendly drivers, who will greet you with a smile and ensure you stay on schedule. That means you won’t have to worry about missing a single moment with your child.  

Campus Pickup

After a long weekend of new sights, amazing restaurants, and fun activities, your departure date will arrive, and it’s time to go back to the airport. But don’t worry about traveling because our bus comes to you! 

  • Mankato to MSP: For parents visiting Mankato university, meet us at the Waves Sculpture (Lot #11) between the Student Union and Library.
  • Gustavus to MSP: For parents visiting Gustavus students, meet us at the 3 flags on campus.

We’ll make sure you get to your flight with plenty of time to spare, so you can relax and start planning your next trip to campus. 

Visit Often & Enjoy the Ride

Both parents and college students can travel with more ease and affordability when they book with Land to Air Express. To get started, simply book your bus ticket today. 

We look forward to traveling with you and can’t wait to help you explore campus and create new experiences with your kids!

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