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Fares

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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Go-To Cards

Save at least 10% on your fare when you pay with a Go-To Card. If you qualify for reduced or mobility fares you are eligible for a Reduced Fare or Mobility Fare Go-To Card that automatically deducts the applicable fare listed below. Learn more about the right Go-To Card for you here.


Bus & METRO Fares Non-Rush Hours Rush Hours
Mon.-Fri.:
6-9 am & 3-6:30 pm
Adults (ages 13 to 64) Bus / METRO $1.75 $2.25
Express Bus $2.25 $3.00

Reduced Fare

Seniors (ages 65+)
Photo ID with "T" endorsement required

Youth (ages 6 to 12)
Ages 5 and under ride free with paid fare (limit 3)

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

Mobility Fare

Persons with Disabilities

State ID with an "A" or "L" endorsement or a Metro Mobility ID card 

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
Weekend
These are non-rush hour fares

One-way fares to / from downtown Minneapolis

All customers
except persons with disabilities

Adults

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

Children ages 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare.
Families can save big on rides with the Northstar Roundtrip Family Pass.
 


Eligibility requirements for Reduced, Mobility and Free Fares

  • Seniors: To receive a reduced fare during non-rush hours, carry an ID with a "T" endorsement. To receive this endorsement, seniors age 65+ should complete a driver's license renewal form at any Driver & Vehicle Services office. On the form, check the box near the limited mobility box that certifies your age and requests the "T" endorsement. OR request a Reduced Fare Go-To Card by mail and include a copy of your state-issued ID that shows your birth date.
  • Youth ages 6-12: To receive a reduced fare during non-rush hours, inform the driver of your eligible age. OR consider purchasing Go-To lite Cards for Students (K-12) or request a Reduced Fare Go-To Card by mail and be sure to include your 13th birth date.
  • Medicare card holders: To receive a reduced fare during non-rush hours, carry your Medicare card along with a state-issued ID. OR request a Reduced Fare Go-To Card by mail and include a copy of your state-issued ID and Medicare card.
  • Persons with Disabilities: To receive a mobility fare, carry a state-issued ID with an "A" or "L" endorsement or a Metro Mobility photo ID. To obtain the "A" or "L" endorsement submit the completed Limited Mobility application or contact Customer Relations for more information.
  • Disabled Veterans: Disabled veterans ride free by showing a Veteran's Identification Card issued by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs 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)
  • Civil Servants: These civil servants ride free: uniformed and plainclothes police officers, sheriff's deputies; uniformed fire fighters, parking enforcement agents, traffic control agents and reserve police officers.  
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