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Free Ride Buses

Image of a Free Ride bus near the Convention Center

Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall. You’ll have an easy ride between the Convention Center and the METRO Blue and Green lines on 5th Street.

Ride for free to and from the Minneapolis Convention Center here:

  • board a northbound Route 18 between Nicollet & Grant to Hennepin & Washington
  • get on a southbound Route 10 between Hennepin & Washington and the Convention Center.

Free Ride buses travel north into downtown Minneapolis and end at Washington Avenue. They are available seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Pay just 50 cents if you ride within the Downtown Zone on other routes.