Park for free then ride the smart way
Share the ride on a bus, train or carpool at one of hundreds of free Park & Ride lots all over the metro area. Browse the list to see lots located in your city. You'll also see the transit routes you can take from each lot.
NOTE: Overnight parking is not permitted at most Park & Ride lots. There are no Park & Ride spaces at Mall of America. Overnight parking spaces are available at suburban Northstar stations for up to seven nights.
Find the Park & Ride lots nearest you by using the Stops & Stations tool on the hompage or Interactive Map.
|METRO Blue Line Park & Ride Lots
||Northstar Line Park & Ride Lots
There are more than 2,600 free parking spaces near the METRO Blue Line:
Fort Snelling Station (1,073 spaces)
28th Avenue Station (1,598 spaces)
Exit Hwy. 55 at Bloomington Rd; follow signs to parking (south and west of Whipple Building).
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UPDATE - Twins fans: Please consider using 28th Ave. Station Park & Ride for remaining weekday afternoon games. Fort Snelling Park & Ride has very limited space due to the I-35W construction project. Evening and weekend games are not experiencing space limitations.
Three blocks east of Mall of America (28th Ave. S. at 82nd St.). There are no Park & Ride spaces at Mall of America. > View map
Spaces are available at each Northstar Park & Ride lot for overnight parking, for no more than seven days at a time.
Big Lake Station (518 spaces) Exit Co. Rd. 43 at Forest Road. > View map
Elk River Station (754 spaces)
East of Hwy. 10/169 off 171st Ave. NW.
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Ramsey Station (360 spaces)
7550 Sunwood Drive > View map
Anoka Station (525 spaces)
North of Hwy. 10/169, east of 4th Ave.
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Coon Rapids-Riverdale Station (455 spaces)
Fridley Station (668 spaces)
121st Lane & Northdale Blvd. > View map
61st Ave. & Main St. NE > View map
For information about carpooling from Park & Ride lots, contact Commuter Programs at 612-373-3333.
For details about Park & Ride lots outside the Twin Cities area, call:
Rochester DOT: 507-285-7350
St. Cloud MTC: 320-251-RIDE (7433)
Wisconsin DOT: 715-855-7661 (Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce and St. Croix counties)