Rochester Branch FAQ
Do you provide on-site parking?
We do not currently offer parking facilities at our Rochester Branch.
Do I need advance reservations for transportation?
To ensure availability, we recommend at least 24 hours notice when seeking a reservation. We will do our best to accommodate customers who do not provide advance notice but service cannot be guaranteed.
Do you offer Home PickUps?
Please call 507-280-9270 by 3:00 pm at least 1 day in advance to reserve Home Pickup/Drop-Off service or to add Home Pickup/Drop-Off service to an existing reservation. Home Pickup/Drop-Off service is currently not available online.
Package Fares: Groome Transportation Rochester accepts package delivery to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport. The rates below are for packages not exceeding fifty pounds to / from the following locations.
Days Inn: $18.00
Extra Package: $5.00
What are your Hours of Operation?
At Groome Transportation Rochester, our office operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with limited service on Christmas Day.
Minneapolis-St Paul Airport (MSP)
How To Find The Shuttle At MSP Airport
Flight arriving at Terminal 1: NEW!
From baggage claim take the elevator or escalator located across from baggage claim carousels #7 & #9 down to the Tram level. Walk straight ahead about 100’ to the information booth and turn left. Then walk about 50’ and take the escalator or elevator up one level. All passengers are required to check in at our desk. If there is no agent at the desk they will return shortly or your driver will arrive to check you in.
Flight arriving at Terminal 2: Take the escalator/elevator UP one level from baggage claim towards Ground Transportation. Cross the skywalk and take the elevator down to Level 1. Wait in the shuttle area until your driver arrives.
Departures from Terminal 2 are generally 10 minutes after the departure time from Terminal 1.
If you prefer to make your way to Terminal 1 on your own, you may take the free light rail service. Terminal 2 light rail station is located on the north side of the Orange parking ramp. From Terminal 2, take the sky-way from level 2 across to the parking ramp. Follow the overhead signs through both parking ramps. Take the escalator or elevator down one level to the station platform.
At the light rail drop-off point at Terminal 1, take the elevator or escalator up to the tram level. Get on the tram (free) and get off when it stops. Walk about 50’ to the information booth and turn left. Then walk about 50’ and take the escalator or elevator up one level. All passengers are required to check in at our desk. If there is no agent at the desk they will return shortly or your driver will arrive to check you in.
Light rail to Terminal 1:
At the Light Rail drop-off point at Terminal 1, take the elevator or escalator up to the tram level. Get on the tram (free) and get off when it stops. Walk about 50’ to the information booth and turn left. Then walk about 50’ and take the escalator or elevator up one level. All passengers are required to check in at our desk. If there is no agent at the desk they will return shortly or your driver will arrive to check you in.
We ask that passengers arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure for both locations.
Check In Policy
What is the check-in policy?
We request all passengers check in at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
How do I make an airport shuttle reservation?
The easiest and most convenient way to make a reservation is to use our online reservation system. To make a reservation online, go to your local Groome Transportation webpage and click “Book Now” to get started. You can also call your local Groome Transportation office to make your reservation.
A reservation does not guarantee a shuttle will be waiting for you in the event that your flight is delayed.
If you have missed your scheduled shuttle please wait for the next available shuttle to your destination. For questions about shuttle schedules, please visit your local schedule page or call your local Groome Transportation office.
Are shuttle reservations required?
To ensure availability, we strongly encourage reservations. We will do our very best to accommodate customers who do not provide advance notice, but service cannot be guaranteed.
How do I cancel my reservation?
You must cancel or change your reservation by 11:59pm the day before your travel date. Refunds will not be issued to customers calling in or cancelling after 11:59pm the day before your travel date. Same day reservations are non-refundable.
Do you accept credit card and cash payments?
All major credit cards are accepted to reserve your shuttle and cash payments may be made in our office. However, we do not take cash reservations over the phone. Please have the exact amount of your fare, drivers are not able to make change.
Cash refunds are processed by our Corporate Office only. We are unable to process cash refunds at our local offices, but our local office can assist you with processing this request and receiving prompt reimbursement. Contact our local office to complete a refund request form and assistance in processing.
Each Adult Ticketed Passenger is allowed 2 standard size* bags plus 1 hand carry bag**, Free
Each Child Ticketed Passenger is allowed 1 standard size* bag, Free
No single piece shall exceed a maximum length of 54” and maximum weight of 50 lbs.
*A standard size bag is to be defined as: Any bag or fully enclosed box with a Maximum Size of 62 inches (L+W+H) and a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Example: (10” + 20” + 32” = 62”)
**A hand carry bag is to be defined as: any small hand held item that can be comfortably and safely held in the passenger's lap or can be safely stored on the floor between the passengers feet without inconveniencing any passenger seated next to, in front of or behind them.
Please contact your local branch to ensure adequate space, additional baggage fees may apply.
Are the shuttles handicap accessible?
Groome Transportation provides reserved seats for persons with ambulatory disabilities and specially designed vans with drive-on ramps for persons who use a wheelchair. Contact us for assistance in making reservations for accessible travel. Please alert Groome Transportation when booking reservations if you will be traveling with a service dog so we may reserve a seat at no additional charge for the service dog.
How old must I be to travel alone?
Unaccompanied Minors, defined as passengers aged 15 to 17, may ride alone but a parent or guardian must submit an Unaccompanied Minor form before departure to ensure travel arrangements. Passengers aged 14 and under must travel with a parent or guardian.
Do you provide car seats?
Groome Transportation follows all state laws regarding child restraint requirements. All children under age 8, less than 57 inches tall and less than 40 pounds must be securely buckled in an age-appropriate child restraint seat.
We are unable to provide car seats or booster seats and require all passengers to provide them for their children. We are unable to hold any child restraint seats in our office.
Please Note: The mifold Booster Seat is not approved by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Are pets allowed on the shuttle?
Only service animals are allowed on Groome Transportation. Please alert Groome Transportation when booking reservations if you will be traveling with a service dog so we may reserve a seat at no additional charge for the service dog.
What if I leave something on a shuttle?
Groome Transportation is not responsible for any lost or damaged items, however, if you have left something behind please call your local office and we will do our best to reunite you with your belongings.
Lost or Damaged Luggage/Items.
Groome Transportation shall not be responsible for any lost or damaged luggage or any of the contents of customers luggage, to include, but not limited to, personal electronic items such as ipads, laptop computers, etc.
Do you provide group transportation?
Groome Transportation has a late-model fleet of vans and minibuses to meet your group travel needs. Call your local Groome Transportation office to inquire about availability!
Leave the Driving to Us!
Services available 24/7, year-round. Schedules to meet any flight plan.
Complimentary parking available at most offices for your convenience.
Sharing a ride is less expensive and greener than driving alone.
Enjoy curbside drop-off and pickup at your destination.
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