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Illustration of college students at the U of M, taking transit.

The University of Minnesota is served by more than two dozen bus routes and the METRO Green Line so transit is an easy and stress-free way to get on (and off) campus!

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Universal Transit Pass

Your U Card now has a Universal Transit Pass on it, which gives unlimited rides to U of M undergraduate and graduate students who pay the Transportation and Safety Fee. Activate it at a kiosk or at Parking & Transportation Services; you get rides on regional buses and trains – including Metro Transit buses, METRO lines, and suburban transit providers. It also provides a reduced fare on the Northstar commuter rail.  

U of M universal transit pass


Metropass (faculty and staff)

Metropass provides U of M staff and faculty a discount on the typical monthly transit pass. It's also valid on buses and light rail.


Other ways to pay

  • Rechargeable value loaded on a Go-To Card for quick and easy fare payment
  • Metro Transit app to buy transit tickets on the go
  • Cash or credit card at any rail ticket machine
  • Cash (exact change only) on the bus

Routes serving the University of Minnesota

West Bank Campus map

East Bank Map

Routes serving the Minneapolis campus

Routes from the north

Routes from the south

  • Route 2 from south Mpls. via Franklin Ave.
  • Route 7 from south Mpls. via Minnehaha
  • Route 22 from south Mpls. via 28th Ave Cedar Ave.
  • Route 113 from south Mpls. via Lyndale and Grand Ave.
  • Route 114 from south Mpls. via Hennepin Ave.

Routes from the east

Routes from the west


Routes serving the St. Paul campus

Routes from the north

Routes from the east

  • Route 3 from downtown St. Paul via Maryland Ave. Energy Park Dr and Como Ave.
  • Route 61 from downtown St. Paul via Arcade Ave. and Larpenteur Ave.

Routes from the west

  • Route 3 from downtown Minneapolis
  • Route 61 from downtown Minneapolis via Hennepin Ave. and Larpenteur Ave.