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Each fare includes a 2½ hour transfer, except a Downtown Zone fare. Some transfers require an additional fare such as transferring from a bus to Northstar. 

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Bus & METRO Fares Non-Rush Hours Rush Hours
6-9 am & 3-6:30 pm
Adults (13 to 64) Bus / METRO $1.75 $2.25
Express Bus $2.25 $3.00
Seniors (65+)
Photo ID with "T" endorsement required
Bus / METRO $0.75 $2.25
Express Bus $0.75 $3.00
Youth (6 to 12)
Ages 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by a fare-paying customer (limit 3​)
Bus / METRO $0.75 $2.25
Express Bus $0.75 $3.00
Medicare card holders
Medicare card and Minnesota driver's license/state ID required
Bus / METRO $0.75 $2.25
Express Bus $0.75 $3.00
Persons with Disabilities Bus / METRO $0.75 $0.75
Express Bus $0.75 $0.75
Downtown Zone
Transfers not available with these fares
Bus / METRO $0.50 $0.50


Northstar Fares Weekday
These are rush-hour fares
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

Big Lake $6.00 $5.25 $1.75
Elk River $4.50 $4.00 $1.25
Ramsey $3.50 $3.50 $1.00
Anoka $3.00  $3.00 $1.00
Coon Rapids-Riverdale $3.00 $3.00 $1.00
Fridley $3.00 $2.50 $0.75
Station-to-Station $3.00 $2.50 $0.75

Ages 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by a fare-paying customer (limit 3).
Families can save big on rides with the Northstar Roundtrip Family Pass.
Read the complete guide to fares and procedures.

Reduced Fares

Please tell the bus driver before you pay your fare if you qualify for a fare listed below. On trains, be ready to show Transit Police that you qualify for the reduced fare. You are eligible for a Reduced Fare Go-To Card, available by mail order

These fares apply only during non-rush hours

  • Seniors (65+): To qualify, show a Minnesota driver's license/state ID with a "T" endorsement. (?)
  • Youth: Ages 6-12 qualify for a reduced fare. Ages 5 and under ride free and must be accompanied by a fare-paying customer (limit 3)
  • Medicare card holders: to qualify, show a Medicare card along with a Minnesota driver's license/state ID.

These fares are in effect at all times

  • Persons with Disabilities: To qualify, show your Metro Mobility card or transfer, Metro Transit temporary ID with a photo ID or Minnesota driver's license/state ID with an "A" or "L" endorsement. For information on certification, call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333. Once you receive certification, you are eligible for the Mobility Go-To Cardavailable by mail order.
  • Children: Ages 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare.
  • Downtown Zone: The fare for rides within the Minneapolis or St. Paul Downtown Zones is 50 cents at all times. Transfers are not available with Downtown Zone fares.
  • Young Adults: Students and workers age 13-17 may qualify for a discounted Young Adult Card -- contact your school or employer.
  • Disabled Veterans: Disabled veterans ride free by showing a Veteran's Identification Card issued by a VA Medical Center with the words "Service Connected" or "SC" below the photo. Call 612-467-1991 or visit the VA website for details. (Not valid on special service like State Fair)

To receive an ID with "T" endorsement, seniors age 65 and older should fill out a driver's license renewal form at any Driver and Vehicle Services office. On the form, check the box near the limited mobility box that certifies your age and requests the "T" endorsement.


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