Traveling to Mayo Clinic

Skycap assistance transportTraveling to Mayo Clinic

Rochester International Airport (RST) is the closest airport to Mayo Clinic and is conveniently located just miles south of downtown Rochester, MN and Mayo Clinic.


From here to care

When you fly into Rochester International Airport (RST), it’s easy to get from here to your medical care. In fact, you’re just 15 minutes from your next appointment. With flights into RST from hundreds of cities worldwide on American and Delta you’ll land just minutes away from the clinic without the disruption of navigating from a far-away airport.

Airfare discounts may be available for patients traveling to Mayo Clinic. Patient Travel Services at Mayo Clinic can assist with air travel arrangements to Rochester, MN (RST).

Mayo RSTWe’re here to care

Thousands of medical travelers choose RST each year because of the caring environment they find here. At RST, we know traveling for medical care can be overwhelming, and because we welcome so many patient travelers, we are prepared to meet your needs with genuine care.

RST provides an exceptional customer-first experience to all travelers. With a small terminal, upon arrival it is easy to navigate to baggage claim and ground transportation.

A Mayo Clinic information desk is located in the Main Terminal. Mayo Clinic patients arriving through RST can receive Mayo Clinic, community and transportation information related to their medical visit at the Mayo Clinic Information Desk located in the Main Terminal lobby.

Skycap services are available at the Main Terminal for passengers requesting assistance with wheelchairs and/or luggage.  When you arrive at the Main Terminal, please call 507-993-8758 for Skycap services. If Skycap personnel are unavailable, please contact your airline for assistance: Delta Air Lines at 507-252-2670 or American Airlines at 507-280-9757.

There are several ground transportation operators serving the Rochester International Airport. Visit the ground transportation desks upon arrival for taxi, shuttle and private sedan services. Rideshare service providers such as Lyft and Uber operate at the Rochester International Airport. Signage in the Main Terminal indicates the designated pick-up area.

Many Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees at RST are trained as Passenger Support Specialists and will readily assist patients with special accommodations or alleviate concerns about the security screening process. TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process. Call 855-787-2227 in advance of travel with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

Several quiet rooms are available to travelers who may need a private place to lie down prior to boarding. You may request access to the quiet room, with a bed and private restroom, by speaking with an airline or airport representative.

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Mayo Clinic

Rochester is proud to be the home of Mayo Clinic, recognized as the 2021-22 best hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.



Dr. William Worrall Mayo settled in Rochester in 1863, beginning a medical practice later joined by his sons, William (Will) and Charles (Charlie). Known as innovators with a zeal for medicine, the Mayo’s pioneered a teamwork approach, asking other doctors and basic science researchers to join them in the world’s first private integrated group practice. The advantages to a “pooled resource” of knowledge and skills among doctors set Mayo apart in providing exceptional medical care, eventually influencing the structure and function of medical practice throughout the world.

Today Mayo is renowned not only for technologically advanced medicine, but also for its commitment to individual care, based on the guiding principle, “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” Mayo Clinic’s longstanding practice of teamwork in medicine is carried out today by more than 65,000 doctors, nurses, scientists, students and allied health staff at Mayo Clinic locations in the Midwest, Arizona and Florida.

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