Super Bowl LII Visitors: A Metro Transit Guide to the Twin Cities

An apt Winter scene many Super Bowl LII fans may experience on Feb 4, 2018

There will be thousands of NFL football fans descending upon the Twin Cities for the big game Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018.  As a courtesy to those visitors to Minnesota’s Twin Cities we are posting the PDF link and website to Metro Transit’s website.

While the Super Bowl LII is here there is also a big celebration of Winter happening over in St Paul.  So no doubt there won’t be a hotel room, nor Airbnb room available during the few days prior to the big game or after.  So having a way to travel to the Super Bowl LII by warm mass transit will be a priority.  This is why we are providing the links to Metro Transit, and also to the St Paul Winter Carnival in case the game is over by halftime you can take in an outdoor activity in St Paul.

Metro Transit’s Minneapolis Visitors Guide Map

Metro Transit’s St Paul Visitors Guide Map

St Paul Winter Carnival January 25 thru February 10, 2018

Metro Transit App/ Super Bowl LII Transportation Options

One note on the guides, the cost of a regular fare is $2.00 for non-rush hour times, it is listed with the old fares.

Here is the new information from the Metro Transit website.

Metro Transit provides easy access and cheap fares make the public transportation system within the Twin Cities one of the nation’s finest. Whether it is to your hotel, downtown, the airport, Mall of America or other entertainment or shopping destination, allow Metro Transit to take you around the town and show you what the Twin Cities has to offer.

Metro Transit operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. Riding public transportation is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around.  An all-day unlimited ride pass costs only $6.50 and works for both bus and light rail trips and is available at light rail ticket machines.  Regular fares range from $2 to $3.25, depending on time of day.  If you’re already downtown and need to hop a ride a few blocks, the fare is $0.50 in the Downtown Zone. Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall or the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Popular Destinations in the Twin Cities Metro

Metro Transit offers fast, frequent service to the best of the Twin Cities, including these popular destinations:

> MSP International Airport

> University of Minnesota

> Mall of America

> Minneapolis Convention Center – Nicollet Mall

> TCF Bank Stadium (U of M Gopher football)

> Midtown Global Market

> Uptown Minneapolis

> Lowertown Saint Paul

> Minneapolis Institute of Arts

> Walker Art Center

> Guthrie Theater

> Minnesota Children’s Museum

> Science Museum of Minnesota

Other Resources for Visitors

A note on Light Rail Transit on February 4, 2018

Due to security around the stadium on game day and the proximity of the stadium to the light-rail line, regular light-rail service WILL NOT operate on gameday; only those holding an official Super Bowl LII ticket, along with a Gameday Fan Express Pass will go through security checkpoints and board light-rail at either Mall of America (Blue Line) or Stadium Village (Green Line) stations on February 4, 2018. Green Line service will operate normally between Stadium Village and Union Depot stations on gameday.

For non-game-ticket holders, buses will replace light-rail trains on the entirety of the Blue Line throughout the day on February 4, 2018. Free replacement buses will operate between Target Field Station and Stadium Village Station on the Green Line. Buses run on similar schedules to trains but can take longer; please plan accordingly.

How Do You Use Metro Transit?

Metro Transit provides buses, light-rail and Northstar commuter train services within the greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul area. Visitors may not be aware of what Metro Transit has to offer. Below are some links that may help answer any questions.

How to Ride the Bus

>  How to Ride Light-Rail

Whether you’re looking to save money while visiting the Twin Cities or don’t want to deal with traffic and parking, Metro Transit is here to help and provide resources to help you.

If You Have More Questions

For route and schedule information, use Metro Transit’s online Trip Planner or call a transit information agent at 612-373-3333.

The post above was copied and pasted here.  There was some edits on destinations around the Twin Cities Metro and redundant information.

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