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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.


Local Bus, A Line & METRO Fares Non-Rush Hours Rush Hours
Mon.-Fri.:
6-9 am & 3-6:30 pm
Adults (ages 13 to 64) Local Bus / A Line / 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 (limit 3) and must ride with a fare-paying customer

Medicare card holders
Medicare card and Minnesota driver's license/state ID required

Local Bus / A Line / 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 

Local Bus / A Line / 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

METRO Mobile Ticket Prices*
Prices apply to buses, A Line, light rail 

Weekday Weekend
Adults (ages 13 to 64) Valid for 2½ hours $2.25 $1.75
All-Day Pass (valid from time of first use through 2 a.m. the next day) $4.50 $4.50

Reduced Fare

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

Youth (ages 6 to 12)
Ages 5 and under ride free (limit 3) and must ride with a fare-paying customer

Medicare card holders
Medicare card and Minnesota driver's license/state ID required

Valid for 2½ hours $2.25 75¢

Mobility Fare

Persons with Disabilities

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

Valid for 2½ hours $0.75 $0.75

All-Day Pass (valid from time of first use through 2 a.m. the next day)

$1.50 $1.50

* Fares on the Metro Transit app vary slightly from the normal fares you may see at a ticket machine or farebox. Due to the technology powering the app and an effort to simplify the fares on the app, Metro Transit will offer only Weekday and Weekend versions of tickets for the bus and METRO lines. 


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) and must ride with a fare-paying customer.
Families can save big on rides with the Northstar 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.
  • Civil Servants: These civil servants ride free: uniformed police officers, sheriff's deputies, fire fighters, parking enforcement agents, traffic control agents and reserve police officers. Also applies to plainclothes police officers.
     
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