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What to know about taking transit to Twins games and other large events

Posted by Drew Kerr | Wednesday, April 3, 2024 2:49:00 PM


Fans planning trips to sporting events, concerts and other large events are invited to review their transportation options and consider taking transit, often a more convenient and affordable alternative to driving. In a recent regional survey, 8 of 10 respondents said they'd consider taking transit to an event. 

Here are a few things to know before heading out the door. 

Trip planning

If you've never taken transit before, or if it's been a while, review how to purchase fares and plan a trip here. Transit experts can also help people review their options and plan trips by text, chat, or phone. Make note of the stop numbers for your stops so you can track your bus in real time using NexTrip

Note: Several bus routes are on long-term detours due to construction on Hennepin Avenue South and in downtown St. Paul. The latest information can be found online; for text or email updates, subscribe to Rider Alerts.


All-Day Passes can be purchased in advance through the Metro Transit app or at any light rail or Bus Rapid Transit station. An All-Day Pass costs up to $5 and allows riders to take as many trips as they like from their first ride through 2 a.m. the next day. Groups traveling together can also save money by buying a Northstar Roundtrip Family Pass.

Special service

The Northstar Commuter Rail Line will serve most Twins games. Trip times for every game that will be served this season can be found online. Northstar service will also be provided to every home Vikings games this season.

Additional light rail trips will be provided when big events are expected to create extra demand. Those taking light rail to concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium are asked get in line as soon as possible after the show ends.

Onboard presence

To provide a positive customer experience, Metro Transit police officers, Transit Rider Investment Program Agents, Community Service Officers, security officers, and trained staff ambassadors will be onboard vehicles or at stations where eventgoers board and exit. 

Park & Ride options

Ample free parking is available at every Northstar station and at the METRO Blue Line’s 30th Avenue and Fort Snelling stations. Eventgoers traveling from the east can park at the Union Depot and board the Green Line there. 


Bikes are allowed onboard all trains and can be placed on front bike racks of buses. Bike racks are also available at all light rail and Bus Rapid Transit stations; Go-To Card users can access a secure bike storage area in Ramp B, next to Target Field. 

For more information, visit these pages:

Information about State Fair Express Bus Service will be shared closer to the start of the fair. The goal is to offer more service than was provided in 2023.