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About NexTrip

NexTrip windowNexTrip provides real-time bus departure times for all Metro Transit buses and most regional buses to help you better plan your commute. Simply choose your route, direction and stop location - NexTrip will list up to the next 10 buses leaving that stop.

Each stop has a unique number. Enter any Stop Number in NexTrip to see predicted departures for all routes serving that stop. Find Stop Numbers using Services Finder or the Interactive Map.

Every bus has an onboard computer that tracks its GPS location. As a bus travels along a route, NexTrip tracks its location in relation to specific timepoints. It updates automatically every few seconds.

If a bus is expected – based on its current travel speed – to leave a stop within the next 20 minutes, NexTrip displays in black the number of minutes to departure ("6 Min"). Outside the 20-minute window, NexTrip displays scheduled times in red ("2:17"). Note: Always arrive at the stop at least five minutes before the scheduled time.

Because NexTrip tracks location based on stops along the route, if a bus has to make an unexpected detour off its regular route – for example, to avoid an obstruction or congestion – it will not be displayed in NexTrip. Until the bus returns to its regular route, NexTrip will display only scheduled times.

Save your most-used stops

You can save your most-used NexTrip results for quick access later on. Note: for some mobile devices, using Services Finder to bookmark NexTrip results is the best option.

How to access NexTrip

At NexTrip appears in the blue tools area on the right side of most pages.

By mobile device: At, select NexTrip or NexTrip Text (this version works better on some mobile devices).

By phone: Call 612-373-3333 and state your stop number or route, direction and stop location.

By text (SMS): Text ‘MT’ followed by your Stop Number to 27299. Example: MT50196 will give times for Stop Number 50196. Add a space between the Stop Number and a route to get times for that specific route. Example: text “MT50196 17” for Route 17 times at Stop 50196.

By screen reader: From the home page, select "Launch NexTrip in a separate window."

At select stops: Look for NexTrip displays on Marquette and 2nd avenues in downtown Minneapolis, and at select transit centers, Park & Ride lots and other locations.

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Simply choose your route, direction and stop or enter a stop number - NexTrip will list up to the next 6 departures.
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