Contact

Outside view of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building325 Learning & Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 612-624-6973
Fax: 612-626-5555
ione@umn.edu

By car: The hourly Gortner Avenue Ramp is closest, while the daily State Fair Lot S108 (cash/check) or Lot S101 (cash/check/credit) are cheapest for stays longer than one hour. The map below details the Gortner Ramp’s location with respect to IonE.

By bus: The University’s Campus Connector and Metro Transit routes 87 and 272 stop on the corner of Buford Ave. and Gortner Ave. directly outside our building

By bike: Racks are located on the west side of our building and a Nice Ride station is a couple blocks west in front of the St. Paul Student Center.

Directions from MSP Airport to recommended hotel: The Commons Hotel, located on the Minneapolis campus, is the recommended hotel for IonE guests. Light Rail Transit tickets and stations can be found at both Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) and Terminal 2 (Humphrey) terminals. Take the Blue Line from Terminal 1 or 2 toward downtown Minneapolis; transfer from the Blue Line at the Downtown East Station and cross the track to get on the Green Line heading east toward St. Paul; depart the Green Line at East Bank Station and you will see the Commons Hotel straight ahead, approximately ½ block to the east. A cab from the airport to the Commons Hotel should cost ~$35. Uber and Lyft are allowed to pick up from the arrivals’ curb at the airport, too.

Directions from MSP Airport directly to IonE: The best way to travel to the St. Paul campus from the airport is by cab and should cost ~$25. Uber and Lyft are allowed to pick up from the arrivals’ curb at the airport, too.

Direction from the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus (Commons Hotel) to IonE: Board the Campus Connector (bus 121) at the Coffman stop or Oak Street stop heading east. The connector will stop next to the Learning and Environmental Sciences building (IonE) at the corner of Buford and Gortner Avenues as well as in front of the St. Paul Student Center (one block west of IonE).