The Fastest Way to Downtown Saint Paul from the airport is Route 54
Route 54 service is available at the transit station, located on the east side of the Blue and Red parking ramps. To reach the station, follow the Ground Transportation signs to the lower level, then take the tram. Travel time to downtown is roughly 20 minutes.
There is no bus service from Terminal 2. Take the Blue Line (there’s no charge to ride between terminals) to Terminal 1 and follow the directions above.
METRO Blue Line service to downtown Saint Paul:
Take the escalator down one level from the tram and buy a ticket at the rail ticket machine. Continue down another level to the rail platform. Trains operate roughly every 15 minutes during most of the day. Hop aboard the METRO Blue Line to Minneapolis and get off at U.S. Bank Stadium Station. From there, get on an eastbound METRO Green Line directly to downtown Saint Paul. Travel time is about an hour
Cost effective ways to travel between the airport and Saint Paul
Fares range from $0.50 to $2.50 depending on time of travel and type of service.
On buses like Route 54, place dollar bills or coins in the farebox. Sorry, change is not available. To transfer to another bus or train, ask for a transfer, which is valid for bus and METRO line rides for 2½ hours.
On METRO lines, buy a ticket from machines at stations. Tickets are valid for bus and METRO line rides for 2½ hours. Credit cards are accepted and change is available. Keep your ticket as proof of fare payment for police officers who patrol trains.
Or, download the free Metro Transit app to buy tickets right from your phone! The app is available from the Apple and Google app stores.
These fares help you explore more for less! All fares subject to change.
6-Hour Pass – Starting at $2
Valid for six hours on buses and METRO lines from time of purchase from a METRO ticket machine or activation on the Metro Transit app. Download the app through the Apple or Google app stores.
24-Hour Pass – $6.50
Get unlimited rides on buses and METRO lines for a full 24 hours. Passes can be purchased from a rail ticket machine or through the Metro Transit app.
Visitor Pass – $5
Unlimited rides until 2 a.m. after first use. Available at metrotransit.org or at a Metro Transit service center only.
Downtown Zone – Only 50¢ at any time
Ride within the Saint Paul Downtown Zone. Cash only, not available on the Metro Transit app. (Transfers are not available.)