Riders are required to pay a fare for each one-way ride. Riders must have their fares ready when boarding a vehicle or the driver may refuse to provide a ride. The driver will collect the correct fare, which can be paid with cash or Metro Mobility tickets.
Drivers do not make change, so it is important to have the correct fare. The fare is determined by the pickup time.
Metro Mobility off-peak fare is $3.00 per one-way trip and is in effect Monday through Friday:
- after 9 a.m. and before 3 p.m.
- after 6:30 p.m. and before 6 a.m.
- all day Saturday, Sunday
- The following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Effective October 1, 2008, the peak-hour fare is $4.00 per one-way trip and is in effect Monday through Friday (except holidays) between:
- 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Both the scheduled and actual pickup times must fall within peak hours for the peak fare to apply.
Downtown zone fares
Beginning April 1, 2014, a downtown zone fare has been established for Minneapolis and St. Paul. Fares are just $1 for trips beginning and ending in the downtown zones.
More about the Downtown Fare Zone.