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No fares. No blarney. Free rides on St. Patrick’s Day!

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No fares. No blarney. Celebrate responsibly and get a free ride on buses, light rail or Northstar on St. Patrick’s Day.

On Saturday, March 17, you can ride free from 6 p.m. through the last scheduled trip on routes operated by Metro Transit, the Met Council and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

If you’re celebrating that night – or want to avoid driving alongside those who are – riding the bus or train is a worry-free and safe alternative.

Need help planning your trip? To serve you better, our phone center will have extended hours and be open until 7 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day. Call 612-373-3333 and a friendly transit expert will assist you.

> Plan your Miller Lite Free Ride now with our interactive Trip Planner

Plan ahead!

Know your route and note that not all routes operate past midnight. The last Northstar trip on Saturday leaves Target Field Station at 7 p.m. 

Light rail and 25 bus routes offer trips after midnight on Saturdays:

RouteAreas ServedScheduleMap 
Light rail Hiawatha LRT - Mpls - Airport – MOA View/Print View/Print
2 Franklin Ave - Riverside Ave - U of M - 8th St SE View/Print View/Print
3 U of M - Como Ave - Energy Park Dr - Maryland Ave View/Print  View/Print
4 New Brighton - Johnson St - Bryant Ave – Southtown View/Print  View/Print
5 Brooklyn Center - Fremont - 26th Ave - Chicago – MOA View/Print View/Print
6 U of M - Hennepin - Xerxes - France – Southdale View/Print View/Print
7 Plymouth - 27th Ave - Midtown - 46th St LRT - 34th Ave S View/Print View/Print
9 Glenwood Ave - Wayzata Blvd - Cedar Lk Rd -46th St LRT View/Print View/Print
10 Central Ave - University Ave – Northtown View/Print View/Print
11 Columbia Heights - 2nd St NE - 4th Ave S View/Print View/Print
12 Uptown - Excelsior Blvd - Hopkins – Opus View/Print View/Print
14 Robbinsdale - West Broadway Ave - Bloomington Ave View/Print View/Print
16 U of M - University Ave – Midway View/Print View/Print
17 Minnetonka Blvd - Uptown - Washington St NE View/Print View/Print
18 Nicollet Ave - South Bloomington View/Print View/Print
19  Olson Memorial Hwy - Penn Ave N - Brooklyn Center View/Print View/Print
21 Uptown - Lake St - Selby  Ave View/Print View/Print
22 Brooklyn Ctr - Lyndale Ave N - Cedar - 28th Ave S – VA View/Print View/Print
54 Ltd Stop - W 7th St - Airport – MOA View/Print View/Print
62 Rice St - Little Canada – Shoreview View/Print View/Print
63 Grand Ave - 3rd St - Sunray - McKnight Rd View/Print View/Print
64 Payne - Maryland - White Bear Ave – Maplewood View/Print View/Print
68 Jackson St - Robert St - 5th Ave - Inver Hills View/Print View/Print
74 46th St - Randolph - W 7th St - E 7th St – Sunray View/Print View/Print
94 Express - Minneapolis - St Paul View/Print View/Print
515  Southdale - 66th St - Bloomington Ave - VA – MOA View/Print View/Print

Please choose "Saturday" on schedule pages to view the schedule for March 17.

Miller Lite Free Rides is a community service program made possible through a partnership with Metro Transit, MillerCoors and J.J. Taylor Distributing Company. 


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