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Transit for Visitors

Welcome to the Twin Cities

Metro Transit provides easy access and inexpensive fares make the public transportation system within the Twin Cities one of the nation's finest. Whether it is to your hotel, downtown, the airport, Mall of America or other entertainment or shopping destination, allow Metro Transit to take you around the town and show you what the Twin Cities has to offer.

Metro Transit operates one of the largest public transit systems in the country. Riding buses and trains is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. Regular fares range from $2 to $3.25, depending on time of day. If you're already downtown and need to hop a ride a few blocks, the fare is 50¢ in the Downtown Zone. Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall or at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Popular destinations

Metro Transit offers fast, frequent service to the best of the Twin Cities, including these popular destinations:

Other resources for visitors

How do I use Metro Transit?

Metro Transit offers bus, light rail and Northstar commuter train services within the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Visitors may not be aware of what Metro Transit has to offer. Here are some links that may help answer any questions. 

Whether you're looking to save money while visiting the Twin Cities or don't want to deal with traffic and parking, Metro Transit is here to help and provide resources to help you. 

What if I have more questions?

For route and schedule information, use Metro Transit's online Trip Planner or call a friendly transit expert at 612-373-3333.