ST. CLOUD (8/22/17) – Northstar Commuter Rail and Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Minnesota Vikings home games, starting with the pre-season game on August 27. Northstar Link bus rides cost $2.00 one-way. Northstar Line train fares are paid separately.
To the game
The Northstar Link commuter bus service from St. Cloud and Becker is timed to connect with Northstar commuter train at Big Lake Station. The commuter train takes riders from Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley to Target Field Station. At Target Field Station, riders can connect with METRO Blue or Green light rail lines. The METRO provides fast, frequent service straight to U.S. Bank Stadium. Transfers from the Northstar train to the METRO trains are free. U.S. Bank Stadium is the fourth stop on either line, about a 7 minute ride.
After the game
For the return trip, board any westbound METRO Blue or Green line train back to Target Station. Enter through the glass doors at Target Field Station and take the escalator to the lower level to board the Northstar train.
The Northstar train is scheduled to depart at either the scheduled departure times or one hour after the end of the game. Fans will be able to take the train to Big Lake where the bus will be waiting to bring them back to Becker or St. Cloud.
Northstar Link Bus Route 887V, which serves Minnesota Vikings home games, can be found online at CatchTheLink.com and on Northstar Link buses and Northstar Line trains.
Northstar Train Schedule: Game schedules and train fare information are available at www.metrotransit.org/vikings.