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Try Northstar!

Rush-hour proof
your commute!

Ride Northstar and enjoy a comfortable ride no matter the weather or traffic!

> Get answers from a transit expert

> See the schedule for Northstar service

> Find the station closest to you

> Take a Sound Point® audio tour of the
   Northstar Line with your smartphone

Easy connections, free transfers

Trains serve Target Field Station in Minneapolis. Once you arrive at the station, go up one level to:

  • • transfer to the METRO Blue Line or the METRO Green Line (it's free with your Northstar fare) for service to the heart of downtown, the airport, Mall of America, the University of MN and downtown St. Paul. Northstar and both METRO lines meet at Target Field for convenient connections.
  • • take a short walk to Ramp B/5th St. Transit
  •   Center to transfer to an express bus to St. Paul or elsewhere.
  • • catch a local bus to other parts of downtown
  •   (free transfers to buses, too!)

Peace of mind if you work late

Enroll in the free Guaranteed Ride Home program. Northstar customers get a great rate on an Enterprise rental car – perfect if you took the train downtown but need to get home in an emergency.

> Get details 



Northstar Fares Weekday 
(Rush-hour fares)
(These are non-rush hour fares)

One-way fares to / from downtown Minneapolis

All customers except
persons with disabilities


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

Northstar reliability

Trade unpredictable traffic and costly downtown parking for the comfort and near-perfect on-time performance of Northstar.

Northstar trains are immune to rush-hour traffic, whether it's caused by construction or nasty weather. Your ride is smooth and you'll arrive downtown on time and relaxed.

Northstar comfort

Trains have work tables, ample lighting, onboard restrooms, power outlets and storage for bags and bicycles. Learn more about onboard amenities.

Riding Northstar

Northstar value

When you arrive at Target Field Station, transfers to light rail or a bus are free.

> Riding to a downtown event? Buy a Northstar
   Family Pass 
and save! Available
   online and at rail stations before events.

Northstar trains serve every Vikings home game [see the schedule for trains]

> NEW! Buy your Northstar ticket or Family Pass to a Vikings game














Paying your fare is easy Go-To Card
with a Go-To Card

A Go-To Card is a reusable fare card that works with just a touch on a card reader at the train station. 

Add stored value to your card (every amount you add includes a 10% bonus!). 

> Get a Go-To Card today!
> Already have one? Add value here

Do you have a Metropass, U-Pass, College Pass or Student Pass?

Your pass is worth $3 toward your Northstar fare. If you board at Anoka, Coon Rapids or Fridley, or ride station-to-station, your fare is covered.

If you ride from Big Lake or Elk River, you now add less stored value to meet the fare.