All modes lead to downtown

Transit provides a reliable, safe, clean and relaxing alternative to traffic. The Twin Cities’ award-winning transit system includes light rail, commuter rail, and a sturdy backbone of local, express, and rapid buses. Metro Transit provided more than 52 million bus rides in 2019.

Twin Cities buses and trains operate on the same fare system for a seamless commute. Metropass is the commuter’s golden ticket: a discounted, unlimited employer- or building-based fare card offered as a transportation benefit or via pre-tax payroll deduction.

During COVID-19: Mask-up and social distance

Everyone on the bus needs to mask-up!

Metro Transit follows state and public health guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19. By federal law, masks are still required – even if you are vaccinated – while waiting for and while riding transit. Please follow these other common-sense measures: Keep a safe distance from other customers and drivers, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you are ill. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.

Face coverings are required on buses and trains. Learn more about the requirement.

Planning a transit trip is a breeze with apps like Transit, TC Next Bus, Moovit, Google Maps and Metro Transit’s Trip Planner. Map the quickest route, locate your bus in real time and even request an alert to tell you when to start walking to the bus stop!

First time riding the bus? Check out Metro Transit’s How to Ride page for information on fare payment, routes and stops and other resources.

Discover Your Transit Options


boarding a C Line bus

Bus – Sit back, enjoy the complimentary WiFi on certain routes, and let the bus driver navigate the roads. Serving the Twin Cities with more than 100 routes, including 14 high-frequency routes operating seven days a week. 

Express Bus – Limited-stop express buses bring rush hour commuters into downtown from free suburban park-and-ride lots.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – The A and C Lines offer high-frequency buses with enhanced shelters, streamlined boarding, limited stops, and traffic signal priority. The C Line has added electric buses to the route.

Light Rail (LRT) – METRO Blue Line provides frequent light rail service between the Mall of America/MSP Airport and downtown Minneapolis. METRO Green Line connects downtown Saint Paul with the University of Minnesota East Bank campus and downtown Minneapolis. Transfer between the Green and Blue Lines at US Bank Stadium Station.

Northstar Commuter Rail – Passenger service with daily trains from Big Lake into downtown Minneapolis during the work week and for selected events. Connects to Saint Cloud via Northstar Link bus.

rail conductor

Maple Grove Transit – Serves the northwest metro with express bus service into downtown.

Plymouth Metrolink – Provides express bus service from the west metro to downtown.

SouthWest Transit – Links the southwest metro to downtown with express buses as well as the SW Prime on-demand bus service.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) – Serves the communities south of the Minnesota River to downtown with express buses along with the Connect on-demand bus service.

NEW! Move Minneapolis telework guide

Guide front coverWe’re pleased to announce  The Move Minneapolis Guide to Remote Work, your handbook to all things telework. We believe remote work will fundamentally and sustainably reshape how people work, get around, use office space, and develop communities.

FlexPass Commuting Study

The University of Minnesota is seeking participants for a research study to test more flexible commuting options. By participating, you’ll get parking privileges and unlimited transit with FlexPass, a new monthly contract option for people who park in ABC Ramps. With FlexPass, you may be able to park less often and save money.

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What we do

Move Minneapolis is a leader in sustainable commuting. We help downtown Minneapolis employers maximize success and employee satisfaction while reducing drive-alone commutes. We guide building owners and managers in implementing world-class commuter amenities. And we advocate for commuters and residents who wish to live their green values every day.

Please join us in moving Minnesota in a new direction, one commuter at a time.

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