Ride Northstar and enjoy a comfortable ride no matter the weather or traffic!
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Easy connections, free transfers
Trains serve Target Field Station in Minneapolis. Once you arrive at the station, go up one level to:
• transfer to the METRO Blue Line (it's free
with your Northstar fare) for service to the heart
of downtown, the airport or Mall of America.
Northstar and METRO trains meet at Target
Field for convenient connections.
• take a short walk to Ramp B/5th St. Transit
Center to transfer to an express bus to St. Paul
• catch a local bus to other parts of downtown
(free transfers to buses, too!)
Peace of mind if you work late
Enroll in the free Guaranteed Ride Home program. Northstar customers get a great rate on an Enterprise rental car – perfect if you took the train downtown but need to get home in an emergency.
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(These are non-rush hour fares)
One-way fares to / from downtown Minneapolis
All customers except
persons with disabilities
Seniors (65+), Youth (6-12) and Medicare card holders
Valid at all times for persons with disabilities
Trade unpredictable traffic and costly downtown parking for the comfort and near-perfect on-time performance of Northstar.
Northstar trains are immune to rush-hour traffic, whether it's caused by construction or nasty weather. Your ride is smooth and you'll arrive downtown on time and relaxed.
Trains have work tables, ample lighting, onboard restrooms, power outlets and storage for bags and bicycles. Learn more about onboard amenities.
When you arrive at Target Field Station, transfers to light rail or a bus are free.
Your Northstar fare includes 2½ hours of rides so you can connect to your office downtown, grab an express bus to St. Paul or hop on the METRO Blue Line to the airport or Mall of America.
> Riding to a downtown event? Buy a Northstar
Roundtrip Family Pass and save! Available
online and at rail stations before events.
Paying your fare is easy
with a Go-To Card
A Go-To Card is a reusable fare card that works with just a touch on a card reader at the train station.
Add stored value to your card (every amount you add includes a 10% bonus!).
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> Already have one? Add value here
Do you have a Metropass, U-Pass, College Pass or Student Pass?
Your pass is worth $3 toward your Northstar fare. If you board at Anoka, Coon Rapids or Fridley, or ride station-to-station, your fare is covered.
If you ride from Big Lake or Elk River, you now add less stored value to meet the fare.