Fares

All fares are subject to change and may be affected by updates to the Metropolitan Council regional transit system, known as TransitLink.

Fare Rules


All of our fares are based on a mileage system. There are 3 tiers of rates and they are figured out when you call in and book your ride. When you book a ride with a Customer Service agent you will be told the fare that you are required to pay. Please remember to follow these fare rules:
  • Carry correct change with you to pay for your ride. Drivers are not able to make change.
  • Pay for your ride each time you get on the bus. You are not allowed to pay for the return ride on the 1st ride.

Go To Card


If you don't like to carry cash with you each time you get on the bus, we have a Go To Card that you can purchase.


Fare Breakdown


Below you will see the breakdown of the fares that SmartLink Transit charges for a ride.

Tier
Fare per Person
 Group Rates


Minimum Persons at Pickup Location
Fare Per Person
Tier 1: 10 miles or less
$2.25 4 or more
$2.25 Round Trip
Tier 2: 10 - 20 miles
$4.50 3 or more
$2.25 Each Way
Tier 3: 20 miles or more
$6.75 3 or more
$4.50 Each Way