Metro Buses

Ditch the car and hop on the bus. Bus-only freeway lanes and ramp meter bypasses can make your commute even faster. Several bus lines operate in the Twin Cities metro and many have direct routes to the U. Check out the service from your area.

Fares

Metro Transit bus and light rail fares are:

  • $2.50 during rush hours (M-F, 6-9 am and 3:00-6:30 pm, except holidays)
  • $2.00 all other times
  • Express fares: $3.25 rush hours and $2.50 at other times

(Exact fare is necessary; drivers do not carry change)

Other area provider fares may be higher depending on the service. Riders can save substantially by purchasing a U-Pass ($114 a semester), Metropass ($83 per month) or SuperSaver Card.

Grab your bus schedule at:

  • Coffman Memorial Union commuter lounge
  • St. Paul Student Center, near information desk
  • PTS main office, 511 Washington Avenue SE, 3rd floor
  • Gopher Express West
Time-saver Tip:

Metro Transit lists every metro area route. From their home page, use “Select a Route” or “Quick Trip Planner.”