Metro Transit

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About this app

Make transit trips in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area as mobile as you are with the official Metro Transit app. Now you can plan your trip, see departure information for buses and trains, and buy transit tickets all on the go! Just download the free app, create an account with your method of payment, and get moving.

The Metro Transit app is a tool to make riding the bus, METRO system and Northstar in the Twin Cities a little bit easier. After you’ve identified your desired trip and transit departure time, you can buy and use Metro Transit mobile tickets right from your smartphone – it’s like having a ticket machine right in your pocket!

Find the right bus, light rail, or train for you through the Trip Planner.
See the next available bus, light rail, or train for your desired trip with NexTrip.
Pay a single fare or multiple fares for a group of riders, and store multiple tickets on your phone for future use.
Simply create an account and enter your credit/debit card information in our secure system.
If you’re looking to pay with cash, you can use a pre-paid debit card or pre-paid gift card.

1. SELECT RIDER TYPE: Adult, Senior/Youth/Medicare, Mobility, Family
2. SELECT SERVICE: Local Bus/METRO, Express Bus, or Northstar
3. SELECT: Station for Northstar or time-based fare for Bus/METRO
4. CHECKOUT: Pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, pre-paid debit or gift card, or Apple Pay

Do I need to be connected?
An internet connection is required create an account, sign-in and purchase and activate tickets,

What if my battery dies?
Just like with paper tickets, you're responsible for making sure you have a valid fare at all times, so be sure to plan ahead!

• Activate your ticket when you see your bus or train approaching. Your ticket must be activated before boarding a vehicle.
• Watch your battery level... Just like with paper tickets, you're responsible for making sure you have a valid fare at all times.
Updated on
Oct 24, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
915 reviews
Lynz C
August 1, 2021
Huge downgrade. Who designed and approved this as an "upgrade" to the previous? The previous app was perfectly fine, thus Ian huge downgrade. Nothing stacks, you can't buy things quickly, the interface is hard to navigate and all the buttons are difficult to differentiate from each other, you can't buy multiple tickets at the same time etc. This is awful.
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Liosa Castor
July 21, 2021
Downgraded. The app used to be easy to use, but now all the tickets are just tossed onto the dashboard in the order they were bought, instead of having two buttons with the total # of tickets shown. And instead of being able to buy multiple tickets at a time, you can only buy them one at a time. TV is update is worthless and makes taking the bus harder.
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Robert S.
July 26, 2021
To be blunt, I prefer the previous version of Metro Transit's App over this new version. Needing to purchase each ticket individually is annoyingly inconvenient. Also, the app isn't allowing me to make any changes to my account (other then editing my email/password.) I wanted to delete a credit card I added to the app, it doesn't allow me to (I'm not sure if this is a bug in the app or the way it was designed.) Either way... Switching back to cash... Using app only if an emergency!
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What's new

Enhancements and bug fixes.