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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

A Go-To Card is the fastest way to pay. 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 $2.00 $2.50
Express Bus $2.50 $3.25

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 $1.00 $2.50
Express Bus $1.00 $3.25

Mobility Fare

Persons with Disabilities

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

Local Bus / A Line / METRO $1.00 $1.00
Express Bus $1.00 $1.00
Downtown Zone
Transfers not available with these fares
Bus / METRO $0.50 $0.50

Mobile Tickets for

Local Bus, A Line & METRO lines *

Non-Rush Hours Rush Hours
Mon.-Fri.:
6-9 am & 3-6:30 pm

All- Day Pass

Adults (ages 13 to 64)

Local Bus / A Line / METRO

$2.00 $2.50

$5.00 Weekday

$4.00 Weekend (valid Fri. 6:30 pm – Mon. 2 am)

  Express Bus $3.25 $3.25 N/A

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1.00 $2.50

$5.00 Weekday

$2.00 Weekend (valid Fri. 6:30 pm – Mon. 2 am)

Express Bus $3.25 $3.25 N/A

Mobility Fare

Persons with Disabilities

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

Local Bus / A Line / METRO $1.00 $1.00 $1.75 (valid 7 days a week)
  Express Bus $1.00 $1.00  

* Only fares designated and sold as Express are valid on Express bus service


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 $6.25 $5.50 $2.00
Elk River $4.75 $4.25 $1.50
Ramsey $3.75 $3.75 $1.25
Anoka $3.25 $3.25 $1.25
Coon Rapids-Riverdale $3.25 $3.25 $1.25
Fridley $3.25 $2.75 $1.00
Station-to-Station $3.25 $2.75 $1.00

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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