Getting Around Duluth

Driving may be the best choice for traveling around Duluth. The city does not have any traffic difficulties, though, the area near Canal Park gets overcrowded. The city has been constructed on steep hills, so it is wise to maintain the car brakes.

During the winter, the roads are slushy during the time when the road crews spread salt then plow out the roads. Because Duluth is on the west side of Lake Superior, the city does not get much lake-effect snow. The average snowfall is from two to six inches. 

Duluth is the end of Interstate 35, which begins in Laredo, Texas. Several US Highways run through the area. US Highway 53 goes from La Crosse, Wisconsin to International Falls, Minnesota. US Two extends from the state of Washington to St. Ignace, Michigan. 

State highways run across the area. Highway 23 connects Duluth with Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Highway 33 is a western bypass around Duluth. Highway 61 extends to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Highway 61, as well as Highways 53 and two, are parts of the Lake Superior Circle Tour road that skirts Lake Superior in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario.

Those without cars can travel by using the public trolley and bus service provided by the Duluth Transit Authority. This company has bus service in Duluth as well as Proctor, Hermantown and Superior, Wisconsin. Two bus companies, Jefferson Lines and Greyhound Lines, offer bus service every day to Minneapolis. Several taxi companies, Yellow Taxi and Allied Taxi, operate taxis inside the city and into some sections of Wisconsin.

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission has designed a bike map for the area of Twin Ports.

Duluth International Airport has flights for Duluth and the area. Airlines fly daily flights to Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. The airport has weekly flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Orlando. The city has two municipal airports, Richard I. Bong Airport and Duluth Sky Harbor.

Skyline Shuttle offers reasonably priced and conveniently scheduled shuttle service every day between the Minneapolis Airport and Duluth. The service also offers transportation to the Hinckly Grand Casino and other stops along I-35 towards Duluth.