Light Rail

The Hiawatha Light Rail Line was unveiled in the summer of 2004, with an expansion to the airport and Mall of America completing the $715 million project in December. The line runs 12 miles, starting in downtown Minneapolis’ lively Warehouse District, trekking southbound to Minnehaha Park and both the Lindbergh and Humphrey airport terminals, then on to the Mall of America for its final stop. For mall visitors, this means that downtown dinner, theater and nightlife is just a train ride away, and Minneapolis Metrodome or Target Center visitors can avoid heavier city traffic and take advantage of this fast, easy, inexpensive transit.

Riding the rails is easy. Purchase a rail pass at any automated teller machine located at each station. Round trip fare is $2 during rush hours (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and the train runs every 7.5 minutes. Off-peak and weekend fare is $1.50 with the train running every 10-15 minutes. Or you can purchase a six-hour pass for $3.50. Questions? Call 612-373-3333.


First train: 4:15 a.m.
Last train: 1:57a.m.


First train: 4:00 a.m.
Last train: 1:10 a.m.

*Departs Mall of America Station at this time
** Departs Warehouse/Hennepin Ave. Station at this time


Airport Main AM
Cedar-Riverside CR Government Plaza GP
Mall of America MOA
Metrodome MET
Nicollet Mall NM
Warehouse District WD
Amerisuites Mall of America AM
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
Mall of America AM
Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome CR
Best Western Normandy Inn GP
Courtyard by Marriott at The Depot GP
Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel GP
Embassy Suites Minneapolis
Downtown GP
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Downtown Mpls. Convention Center GP
The Grand Hotel Minneapolis GP
Country Inn & Suites at
Mall of America MOA
Fairfield Inn Bloomington MOA
Minneapolis Airport Marriott MOA
Ramada Mall of America MOA
Radisson University Hotel Minneapolis MET
Doubletree Guest Suites NM
Downtown Minneapolis
Residence Inn by Marriott NM
Hilton Minneapolis NM
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis NM
Marquette Hotel NM
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis NM
Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis NM
Graves 601 Hotel WD
Minneapolis Marriott City Center WD
Ramada Downtown WD

(GMCVA Member Hotels Only)

Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station

Nicollet Mall Station

Government Plaza Station

Downtown East/Metrodome Station

Cedar-Riverside Station

Franklin Avenue Station
• Routes: 2, 8, 19, 24

Lake Street/Midtown Station
• Routes: 7, 21, 27, 53

38th Street Station
• Routes: 14, 19, 23

46th Street Station
• Routes: 24, 27, 46, 74, 84, 436, 446

50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station
• Route: 27

VA Medical Center Station
• Routes: 19, 515

Fort Snelling Station

Lindbergh (Main) Terminal Station
• Route: 54

Humphrey Terminal Station

Bloomington Central Station

28th Avenue Station
• Route: 54

Mall of America Station
• Routes: 5, 54, 415, 440, 442, 444, 445, 515, 538, 539, 540, 542