METRO Blue Line

The METRO Blue Line runs from downtown Minneapolis to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.

Light-rail fares are the same as Metro Transit bus fares (drivers do not carry change). Trains do not have fare boxes. Riders must pay before boarding.

U-Pass and Metropass holders must touch their pass to the Go-To reader adjacent to the ticket machine at the rail station. Be prepared to show your pass and (student) ID to the fare inspector if asked.

Transfers are valid between bus and rail if used within 2½ hours. Express or rush hour charges may be applicable and must be paid in cash.

Learn more about the METRO Blue Line.

6 - 9 am and 3:00 - 6:30 pm every 10 minutes
9 am to 3 pm every 10 minutes
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm every 15 minutes
9 pm - 1 am and 4 - 6 am every 30 minutes

To get to the University, it's easy to transfer to the METRO Green Line using downtown Minneapolis stations.


Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility!

  • Light rail trains are quiet. Listen for bells and horns to alert you to an oncoming train.
  • Wait for the train behind the yellow line on the platform.
  • Cross tracks only at the ends of the platform.