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Rochester (City Map) is located in the Southeast corner of Minnesota, approximately 90 miles South of Minneapolis / St. Paul and 350 miles Northwest of Chicago, IL.

Climate In Rochester

Rochester, MN climate is mild during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70’s – low 80’s and extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 10’s.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Rochester is 39.1 Inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 4.2 Inches. The average annual snowfall is approximately 48.8 inches, the majority of which falls between the months of November and March.


Website: www.hertz.com
Phone: (800) 654-313

Website: www.budgetrentacar.com
Phone: (800) 527-0700

Website: www.avis.com
Phone: (800) 331-1212

Website: www.nationalcar.com
Phone: (877) 222-9058

Website: www.enterprise.com
Phone: (800) 325-8007


For taxi and limo service, please visit the transportation desk in the main passenger terminal lobby.

Rochester Transportation Systems (RTS)

RTS provides taxi, shuttle and private sedan transportation to hotels and other locations throughout Rochester.

  • Call or check with the RTS desk in the passenger terminal for rates to area locations
  • Walk-up service welcome
  • Service available via shuttle desk in terminal lobby
  • Van or limousine service also available
  • Call (507) 535-7462 to learn more

Taxicab Service from RST

Yellow Cab

Approximately $25 fares from RST to downtown Rochester

Call for rates to other area locations
Call (507) 535-7462 for more information

Med City Taxi

  • Approximately $25 from RST to downtown Rochester
  • Please call (507) 282-TAXI (8294) for more information
  • Book a cab online at http://www.medcitytaxi.com/book-a-taxi.html

Med City Transportation (Shuttle Service)

  • Approximately $25 from RST to downtown Rochester
  • Please call (507) 281-0969 for more information

Star Transportation (Limousine Service)

  • Approximately $25 from RST to downtown Rochester
  • Please call (507) 281-0969 for more information

R & S Transport – Specialized Wheelchair Transportation

  • Call (507) 289-5080



Mayo Clinic patients arriving through Rochester International Airport can receive Clinic, appointment and transportation information related to their medical visit at the Mayo Clinic help desk located in the passenger terminal building.

Mayo Clinic staffs the help desk from 6am to 8 pm, 7 days per week to assist patients.


The Rochester Interational Airport (RST) is the most convenient choice in the area. Located approximately 90 minutes south of Minneapolis, Rochester International Airport provides the most economical choice for your air transportation needs from the Southeastern Minnesota, Northern Iowa and Western Wisconsin.

At the Rochester International Airport, you get through security faster, park close to the airport with low parking fees, and get to fly right out of your backyard. Rochester International provides daily, non-stop service to Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis/St.Paul, as well as twice weekly service to Las Vegas.

The next trip you plan remember to ask your travel agent to check the Rochester International Airport in Minnesota, or enter RST on any travel website.


Baggage Rules

Most major airlines allow one checked bag and one carry-on bag per passenger. They typically charge fees for additional bags. All items are subject to size and weight restrictions as well. Because rules can vary by airline and even by flight, check with your carrier for specific guidelines.

Handicap Access

All areas of the airport are handicap accessible, and skycaps and airline personnel are available for assistance. Passengers and their bags can be dropped off and picked up in front of the terminal. For assistance connecting between flights, contact your airline.

Lost and Found

To locate items left at security checkpoints, contact the Transportation Security Administration. For any item left on an aircraft or in a gate area, please check with your airline. For items left in all other areas of the airport, please contact the Airport Administration at (507) 282-2328.

Meeting Someone

Normally only ticketed passengers are allowed beyond security, so plan to meet in the baggage claim area or elsewhere in the terminal away from the gates. Check with your airline for exceptions.

Security Issues

For issues related to security or time-saving tips to navigate the airport, visit the Transportation Security Administration at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm or call them at (866) 289-9673.


In accordance with State law, smoking is only permitted outside of the terminal. In addition, all smokers must remain at a distance of 15 feet or greater from all entrance locations while smoking.

Wait Times

Most carriers recommend that passengers arrive 90 minutes before their flights, although actual wait times vary by carrier and time of day, so check with your airline.