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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

The Universal Transit Pass (UTP) is an unlimited ride transit pass provided to U of M undergraduate and graduate students who pay the Transportation and Safety Fee. The U Card (student ID) is the pass for this program. The UTP is valid on buses and trains in the Twin Cities metro area - 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

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.