From biking to commuter trains to driving, there are plenty of ways to get around the Twin Cities metro area. Check out the links below to start planning how you will make your daily trip to campus. 


The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is primarily serviced by Metro Transit. Schedules for bus, lightrail, and commuter train service available on the Metro Transit website.

Lightrail service to the University of Minnesota campus is an exciting public transportation option soon to be available to students; keep track of construction updates and view a map of the line that will begin service to campus in 2014.


The Twin Cities have a thriving biking community, with Minneapolis recently named as the top city for cyclists by Bicylcing Magazine (2010). Local residents commute and get around the cities year-round on popular trails such as the Midtown Greenway. Visit the City of Minneapolis site to view bikeway maps, projects and programs, as well as links to maps in St. Paul.

Nice Ride Minnesota is a popular daily bike rental program operating spring through fall, with drop off/pick up locations convenient to campus and surrounding communities.  


For those who plan on driving to campus daily, the University of Minnesota's Parking and Transportation Services web site contains information on parking rates, locations, and carpooling, as well as tips on other methods for communiting to campus.





Another option for residents is the Hour Car, a per-use car rental program with locations throughout the metro area.

Of course, walking is always an option! Visit for guidance in planning a tour on foot.