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A Go-To Card is a durable plastic fare card that works with just one touch to a reader and can be used over and over again. The Go-To Card is accepted on all regional, regular-route buses and trains, so no matter where you ride, your fare is covered.

Go-To Cards also offer balance protection if you register your cardJust report the loss and for a small fee, you’ll receive a new card with the value remaining on your original card when it was reported lost or stolen. 

Learn how to use a Go-To Card or pass

 

The right card for every customer

There are three different types of Go-To Cards. Pick the right one to ensure you get the best fare. 

Customers ages 13-64 can take advantage of the many benefits of the Go-To Card, including a variety of options for adding value, balance protection and seamless travel.

Youth (ages 6-12), Seniors (ages 65+) and Medicare cardholders qualify for a Reduced Fare Go-To Card, which is programmed to automatically deduct a Reduced Fare when it applies. To order this card, complete a mail order form and include a photocopy of your ID. If you are ordering on behalf of a child without ID, the date of the child’s 13th birthday must accompany your order.

Have a Mobility certification? You qualify for a Mobility Go-To Card, which is the only card that can carry a Mobility 31-Day Pass (valid for a $3.00 fare). To order this card, complete a mail order form and include a photocopy of a MN driver’s license or state-issued ID with an “L” or “A” endorsement. If there is stored value on a Mobility Go-To Card, only 75¢ can be deducted for each ride.

> Learn about other cards with Go-To Card technology (Metropass, College Pass, Student Pass) that are available through employers and schools. 

The right fare product for every card

Go-To Cards provide maximum flexibility. You can add two different types of value - stored value (up to $400), passes or both. Don't forget you cannot use coins to upgrade to a higher fare. Learn more.

NEW! Enroll in Auto Refill and never worry about running out of fares. It's easy and free. Once you're enrollled, value is added to your Go-To Card or pass from a credit card when the value gets low. You tell us how much to add and when. 

> Learn more about Auto Refill and enroll today!

Add value here, by phone at 612-373-3333, at Metro Transit stores, any rail station ticket machine or at a Go-To Card retailer

Types of Value Available on Go-To Cards
Type Denominations Benefits
Stored Value $5, $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $100 and $180

Every purchase (except $5) includes a 10% bonus. Example: Pay $20, get $22 in fare value.

Go-To Card readers automatically deduct the cash fare in effect at the time and embed a transfer. Easy!

Multi-Day Passes

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $1.75 fare)

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $2.25 fare)

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $3.00 fare)

• Mobility 31-Day Pass* 

• 7-Day Pass
(valid for $2.25 fare)

Gives you unlimited rides at the corresponding fare value. 

A great value if you ride frequently. Check your transaction history.

Easy to budget.

Stored Ride Passes

• 10 Rides (valid for $2.25 fare)

• 10 Rides - Reduced Fare (valid for $3.00 fare)**

Gives you a set number of rides (each ride includes transfer) at discount.

A great value if you don't ride every day.

Easy to track.

Multi-Day Pass OR Stored Ride Pass + Stored Value Combination of one pass type AND stored value

Hop on any bus and train and automatically pay the correct fare.

Automatically embeds a transfer for the value of the last fare paid.

Best value for those who ride different types of routes or ride at varied times of day.

* $31.50 Mobility Pass is available only to persons with a Mobility Go-To Card.
** 10 Rides-Reduced Fare is available only to persons with a Reduced Go-To Card.

 

Multi-day passes 

31-Day Pass
Good for unlimited rides for the corresponding cash fare until midnight on the 31st day after first use.
Cash Fare Pass Price Best value when you ride:
$1.75 $59.00 34+ times/month, not including transfers
$2.25 $85.00 38+ times/month, not including transfers
$3.00 $113.50 38+ times/month, not including transfers
$ .75 $31.50* 42+ times/month, not including transfers

* $31.50 Pass is available only to persons with limited mobility, who must show proper ID for purchase and use. For information on certification, call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333.

 

7-Day Pass
Good for unlimited rides at the $2.25 fare until midnight on the 7th day after first use.
Cash Fare Pass Price    Best value when you ride:
    $2.25    $22.00 10+ rides per week, not including transfers

Stored ride passes 

10 Rides
Good for 10 rides at corresponding cash fare.
Cash Fare Pass Price Best value when you ride:
$2.25 $18.50 On local buses and light rail during non-rush hours. Multi-day passes are a better value when you ride nearly everday.
$3.00 $13.50* On bus and train routes at a $3.00 fare or below. Multi-day passes are a better value when you ride nearly everday.

* 10 Rides - Reduced Fare is available only to persons with Reduced Go-To Cards, who must show proper ID for purchase and use. For more information, call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333.


Stored value + Pass = Maximum flexibility!

If you ride nearly every day and the time of day and routes you ride are not consistent, a pass plus stored value might offer the best value.

If you add a $59 31-Day Pass (valid for $1.75 fare) and stored value to your Go-To Card, you can ride any bus or train. The card reader will automatically deduct the right fare using the pass and stored value. Example: You board a express bus during rush hours, which is a $3.00 fare. The first $1.75 of your fare is paid from your pass. The remaining balance ($1.25) is deducted from your stored value balance. 

If you buy a pass other than a $113.50 31-Day Pass (valid for the $3.00 fare) or ride Northstar, it makes sense to add stored value. You'll never be caught without the right fare!

Get your Go-To Card Today

> Order your Go-To Card now!

> Order a Reduced Fare or Mobility Go-To Card by mail

> Go-To Cards are available at Metro Transit stores, dozens of Go-To Card retailers and by mail

> Find the Go-To Card retailer nearest you

Already have a Go-To Card?

> Add value

> Check balance and transaction history

> Learn how to use a Go-To Card or pass

> Go-To Card terms & conditions

> Register your Go-To Card

> Understand how value is added to your card

 

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