In partnership with the St. Cloud Metro Bus, the Downtown Council introduced the Downtown Trolley June 2004. The Trolley operates Monday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:15 pm, serving the downtown area and Munsinger/Clemens Gardens, over the Mississippi and past St. Cloud State University completing the loop each day on alternating routes every half-hour. The Trolley will be operating June through September 2, 2006. Rides on the Trolley are 50 cents. Hop on board to feel the nostalgia from the turn of the Century when you could hear the Trolley bell ring in downtown. Visitors and downtown employees – Have lunch at the Gardens – Reserve your box lunch from select downtown restaurants to take with you on your ride to the Munsinger/Clemens Gardens. See the Trolley schedule for more information and a list of participating restaurants. Visitors to the St. Cloud area and citizens will enjoy ringing the Trolley bell by making a donation to help offset the costs of operating the Trolley. For more information call Metro Bus at 251.RIDE (7433) or the Downtown Council at 257-8600.

Click to request a copy of the 2006 Trolley Brochure/Schedule.

All Roads Lead Downtown

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission (Metro Bus)

Downtown is the hub of the Metro Bus system. The Metro Bus’ attractive Transit Center is where passengers make connections to other areas of the four-city (St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sauk Rapids and Sartell) area served by Metro Bus. An estimated 6% of Downtown employees take public transit to and from work.

Metro Bus Customer Service: (320) 251.RIDE [7433]
Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride Customer Service: (320) 252.1010
Metro Bus Administrative Offices: (320) 251.1499 ext. 100
Greyhound Information: (320) 251.5411

Metro Bus Transit Center: (320) 253.2438
Metro Bus Administrative Offices: (320) 251.3499

Web Site: www.ridemetrobus.com


Hours Of Service
Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – midnight*
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

Sunday transit service is provided by Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride Services.
Sunday service hours 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Call 320.252.1010 for Dial-a-Ride schedule information. Visit www.ridemetrobus.com for current schedule information.

Fixed Route Metro Bus Fares
Single Ride $ .70 10-Ride Card or 10 Tokens $ 6.00 31-Day Pass $ 29.00 (unlimited rides on all Metro Bus Fixed Routes)

Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride Late Night, Sunday and Extended Area Services
Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride provides curb-to-curb shared-ride service for individuals living beyond 3/4 mile of a Metro Bus Fixed Route (extended service area), with late night shared-ride service (9:00 p.m. to midnight) provided for everyone after regular fixed route service ends Monday-Friday, plus all day Sunday (9:00 a.m. ­ 6:00 p.m.); including extended areas within the four cities where regular fixed route service is not provided. Reservations must be made up to 7 days in advance by calling 252.1010.

Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride Fares
Single Ride $ 1.40 Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride 10-Ride Card $14.00 Metro Plus 31-day Pass $48.00 (unlimited rides on all Metro Bus and Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride routes.)

Passes and 10-ride cards are available at the Transit Center and major grocery stores.

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission was named one of the 10 most improved transit agencies in the country in 2002 by Metro Magazine. In 1974, Metro Bus was the first transit system in the state with door-to-door service for persons with disabilities. In 1999, Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride became the most advanced with onboard mobile data computers and a state-of-the-art computerized dispatch system to interconnect 21 Dial-a-Ride vehicles. In 2000, Metro Bus also expanded its Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride service to seven days a week to serve an increasingly mobile metropolitan area.

Metro Bus’s fixed route system transports over 1.6 million passengers annually, while the Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride system has an annual ridership of over 110,000.