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Fast. Frequent. A brand new way to travel. METRO Red Line


Bringing convenience to Cedar Avenue!

Where bumper-to-bumper meets a smooth ride

  • Trips so frequent you don’t need a schedule
  • Connects you to METRO Blue Line and local bus service (Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville)
  • Service every day of the week
  • Roadway improvements like bus-only shoulders keep buses moving
  • Buses signal to traffic lights so green lights stay longer and red lights go green sooner

> See schedule times for METRO Red Line buses

Red Line buses connect with Blue Line trains [SEE SCHEDULE] at Mall of America for easy travel to the airport, downtown Minneapolis and Target Field.


Learn more about the METRO Red Line

METRO Red Line buses: a comfortable, relaxing ride

  • Wider doors and easy boarding = faster to get on and off the bus
  • Modern heating/air conditioning system and an open interior design for maximum comfort
  • 2 bike racks (inside) on each bus + NEW! front-mounted two-position bike racks
  • Onboard security cameras
  • "Next Stop" display and audio announcements so you'll always know where you are
  • Faster boarding – use your Go-To Card to board at the front or back door

Stations built for comfort

  • Enhanced lighting for safety and visibility
  • Better enclosures and protection from the elements
  • NexTrip signs that display real-time bus arrival information
  • Cameras for your safety, benches for your comfort
  • Bicycle racks and/or lockers
  • Ticket machines where you can add value to a Go-To Card (initially only at Apple Valley and Mall of America stations; coming soon to all stations)
  • At 140th, 147th and Cedar Grove stations, buy a Go-To Card pre-loaded with $22 in rides for just $20
  • Accessible platforms

How to pay your fare

  • Use a Go-To Card—the front and back doors of METRO Red Line buses have Go-To Card readers, allowing quick and easy boarding. Just touch and go.
  • Cash, SuperSaver or paper transfer – enter through the front door and pay your fare. If paying with cash, please have the exact fare ready; drivers do not carry change.

What are METRO Red Line fares?

METRO Red Line Fares Non-Rush Hours Rush Hours
6-9 am & 3-6:30 pm
Adults (ages 13 to 64) $1.75 $2.25
Seniors (65+)
Photo ID with "T" endorsement required
$0.75 $2.25
Youth (6 to 12)
Ages 5 and under ride free with paid fare (limit 3)
$0.75 $2.25
Medicare card holders
Medicare card and Minnesota driver's license/state ID required
$0.75 $2.25
Persons with Disabilities $0.75 $0.75

> Buy a Go-To Card here or add value to an existing card


Funding partners

Funding Partners: Dakota County, CTIB, Metropolitan Council, MVTADakota County Counties Transit Improvement Board Metropolitan Council MVTA

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