Travel and Accommodation

Rochester, Minn., is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American, Delta and other airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Several cities in the United States are named Rochester. When you make airline reservations and check your baggage, be sure that your destination is Rochester, Minn. (RST) and that your baggage has been properly tagged.

Mayo Clinic can also assist you with your travel arrangements. To make your reservation, call 866-629-6885 (toll-free).

Shuttle Service

Attendees choosing to fly through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport can find shuttle service with free Wi-Fi from MSP directly to Rochester hotels:

Go Rochester Direct. (Use this link to make reservations at the Mayo discounted rate of $26 one way/$52 round trip instead of $33/$65)

Rochester Shuttle Service. (Make reservations and enter promo code MAYO1 at checkout to receive the Mayo discounted rate of $26 one way/$52 round trip instead of $30/$60)


Rooms at three area hotels have been blocked at a discounted rate. Room blocks expire on March 10, 2017, and will be released back to general availability. All three hotels are within short walking distance of the meeting location on the Mayo Clinic campus and are connected to the Mayo Clinic via skyway or subway walking tunnel.

  • Kahler Grand Hotel

  • 20 Second Ave. SW
  • Phone: 507-280-6200
  • Toll-free: 1-800-533-1655
  • Online Reservations
  • Phone Reservations: Specify Mayo Clinic BRAIN Initiative meeting
  • Group Rate: $99/night
  • Doubletree Hotel

  • 150 South Broadway Ave.
  • Phone: 507-281-8000
  • Toll-free: 1-888-370-0998
  • Online Reservations
  • Phone Reservations: Specify BRAIN Initiative Symposium group
  • Group Rate: $149/night
  • Rochester Marriott Hotel

  • 101 First Ave. SW
  • Phone: 507-280-6000
  • Toll-free: 1-877-623-7775
  • Online Reservations
  • Phone Reservations: Mention Mayo Clinic BRAIN Initiative meeting
  • Group Rate: $139/night


Ample parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo patient/visitor ramps. The cost for parking is not included in the registration fee.


Contact Samuel K. Rudolph at for more information.