Transportation Information

Minnesota River Valley Transit

A Dial-a-Ride bus is available 6:30AM - 8:00PM Monday - Friday and Saturday's from 9:00AM - 7:00PM. 

You must call and schedule a pick up time, which can be done up to two weeks in advance, by calling (888) 880-4696.

Cost is $3.50 per one way, or $7 roundtrip if paying cash. The Information desk offers discounted tickets to current students for $1.50 each. Two tickets are needed for each one-way trip (four tickets for a roundtrip.) 

For more information regarding the Le Sueur to St. Peter to Mankato Corridor Route offered on Monday's, Thursday's and the 2nd Saturday of the month, visit: http://www.saintpetermn.gov/mrvt-lesueur-stpeter-mankato-route or call (888) 880-4696.

Questions? Contact Wayne or Sandi at (888) 880-4696 or visit: http://www.saintpetermn.gov/transit 


True Transit

True Transit (www.truetransit.org) (800) 560-1575 operates Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM [only.]
 
  • Rides must be booked by 12:00 Noon one business day in advance (you can book up to one month in advance) online or by calling (800) 560-1575. Passengers choose their pickup and drop off location as well as desired times.
  • If you are needing a ride that falls outside of the aforementioned times, please contact True Transit at (507) 388-8783 or (800) 560-1575 to see whether special arrangements can be made.
  • Cost is $3.00 each way. You can pay in advance or on the bus. To pay in advance over the phone with a credit card, call (507) 386-5580. You may also pay on the bus with cash or tokens but you must have the EXACT amount ready. Drivers cannot make change. Tokens can be purchased at the VINE Office [only] located at 421 E. Hickory St., Mankato. (Their office is on the 2nd floor.)
  • Individuals who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, or speech disabled, may call Minnesota Relay at (800) 627-3529.
  • All buses have mobility lifts for those who need it. 
  • Please be prepared 15 minutes before your scheduled pick up time. The bus will not wait longer than 3 minutes. 
  • If you need to cancel your trip, please contact True Transit ASAP and no later than two hours before your scheduled pick-up time or you will be recorded as a no-show which may result in a suspension from this service. 
  • True Transit does not operate on the following major holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.
  • Weather Storm Closings: True Transit will not operate during dangerous weather. If the service closes, it will be announced on local radio stations and posted on their website and Facebook page. 

Student Senate Shuttle (Gus Bus)

Student Senate traditionally sponsors a shuttle on Friday and Saturday nights to and from downtown St. Peter businesses. To make arrangements, please call (888) 880-4696.

Their hours of operation are: Wednesday: 10PM – 2AM and Friday & Saturday: 9PM – 2AM.


Airport Shuttle and Other Destinations

Landline is a brand NEW, non-stop bus service to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airports! 

Landline is a new, cost-effective ground transportation service with high-end amenities. Their luxurious coach busses are equipped with beautiful leather seats and offer on-board Wi-fi, in-seat power, a snack service, an on-board restroom and a friendly attendant to answer any questions you may have. 

**Landline departs several times daily from the Mankato Airport located at 3030 North Airport Road, Mankato, MN 56001**

Fares start at $8.99 one-way and are based on availability. 

To see a schedule or reserve your seat, visit them online at www.landline.com/booking or download the Landline App today!

Parking at the Mankato Airport is FREE. Don't have a vehicle on campus to get to the Mankato Airport? Schedule a ride with www.Lyft.com or www.Uber.com

For questions, contact Landline at (888) 428-1149 or stop by the Information Desk in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center.

 

Land to Air Express & Highway 169 Connection (507) 625-3977

Mankato Land to Air Express and Highway 169 Connection offer shuttle services from Gustavus or the St. Peter Food Co-op in St. Peter to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and other select locations. Each shuttle offers comfortable seating, complimentary WIFI and is ADA/Wheelchair Accessible.

Visit http://www.landtoairexpress.com/ for a complete schedule, fares and to book a reservation.

Gustavus students must pre-arrange pick up and drop off at 3 Flags on campus. To schedule an airport shuttle pick up, contact Land to Air Express (507) 625-3977 or toll free at (888)-736-9190. This guarantees your seat on the shuttle. 

For shuttle service to other select locations, visit https://www.landtoairexpress.com/highway-169-connections/ for a complete schedule, fares and to book a reservation. 


Other destinations

You need not be going on an airline to ride Mankato Land to Air Express. They will also take you to the airport where many other forms of transportation are available. From the lower level of the airport's main terminal there are Jefferson and Greyhound bus services available as well as a limo service to various parts of the state including: St. Cloud, Willmar, Eau Claire, and around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.