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Get to Augsburg by Public Transit

How you too can become an Auggie Transit Ninja Master!

Coming from the University of Minnesota's East Bank

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The Green Line

Metro Transit's Green Line train, which opened in 2014, runs from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to the Minnesota Twins' Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, passing through St. Paul's Midway neighborhood and the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. Both east and west trains stop at the West Bank station, a 10-minute walk from Augsburg's campus.

During rush hour, there is usually no more than 10 minutes between trains.

The Green Line intersects with Metro Transit's buses number 2 and number 3 at the East Bank and West Bank stations, with the number 7 at the West Bank station, with the number 22 at the Government Plaza station, and with the number 67 at the Raymond Avenue station. It runs with the Blue Line train throughout downtown Minneapolis, parting ways east and south of the U.S. Bank Stadium station.

Close to Augsburg, the Green Line runs along Washington Avenue, about four blocks north of Augsburg's campus.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/902

Coming to Augsburg

Get off the Green Line train at the West Bank station. Walk up the stairs to 19th Avenue South and walk south on 19th Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Cross Riverside Avenue and go southeast on Riverside Avenue three blocks. This brings you to the Augsburg campus, specifically Augsburg's Oren Gateway Center at the intersection of 22nd Avenue South and Riverside Avenue.

Leaving Augsburg

Walk northwest on Riverside Avenue. At 19th Avenue South, turn right and go two blocks north to the West Bank Green Line station. Walk down the stairs or take the elevator to the train platform. Eastbound trains (to the University of Minnesota's East Bank, and St. Paul) are on the south side of the platform, westbound trains (to Minneapolis) on the north.

Coming from St. Paul's Como Park Neighborhood

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The #3

Metro Transit's bus number 3 goes from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to the Fifth Street Transit Center in downtown Minneapolis. It runs down Washington Avenue through the University of Minnesota's West Bank, a fifteen-minute walk from the north of Augsburg's campus. At rush hour, buses are generally about 10 to 15 minutes apart.

From Minnesota Street in downtown St. Paul, the number 3 runs north on Rice Street, then west on Como Avenue through the Como Park and St. Anthony Park neighborhoods, skirting the southern edge of Falcon Heights. It enters downtown Minneapolis after passing through the University of Minnesota on Washington Avenue. During rush hour, it takes about 20 minutes to get from the Luther Seminary campus on Como Avenue to the West Bank, close to Augsburg.

 

Coming from the east, you might catch the 3A (which goes up Rice Street to Maryland Avenue) or the 3B (which goes on Como Avenue to Western Avenue to Front Street and Energy Park Drive, then north on Snelling Avenue). At Snelling and Como Avenues, the 3A and 3B run on the same route again.

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Coming to Augsburg

Get off the westbound number 3 bus at Willey Hall on Washington Avenue. Go into Willey Hall, go up the stairs, and walk south through the building (crossing Washington Avenue as you do so). Exit onto the plaza (the left exit, to the east) and walk south through the University of Minnesota campus to 4th Street South. Go east briefly on 4th Street, then south on 21st Avenue South to Riverside Avenue. Cross Riverside Avenue, and you will find yourself on the north edge of the Augsburg campus, between Oren Gateway Center and the newly constructed Hagfors Center.

Leaving Augsburg

Take Riverside Avenue to 21st Avenue South. Turn north on 21st Avenue and walk one block to 4th Street South. After a quick left on 4th Street, turn right, and walk north through the West Bank campus plaza; Wilson Library will be on your left. On the south side of the Washington Avenue bridge, take the stairs down to Washington Avenue's street level. Catch the eastbound number 3 bus at the bus stop at the bottom of the right-hand wing of these stairs, outside Anderson Hall.

Coming from St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood

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The #63

Metro Transit's bus number 63 runs the whole width of St. Paul. It goes from the Westgate station on St. Paul's University Avenue (very close to the Minneapolis border), through downtown St. Paul, to the Sun Ray shopping center near Maplewood. West of downtown, its main route is Grand Avenue, including Macalester College; east of downtown, it's 3rd Street. At rush hour, buses are generally about 20 minutes apart.

The number 63 bus is a convenient transfer to two possible routes to the Augsburg campus. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (the Raymond Avenue train station), the number 63 intersects with both the Green Line train and the number 67 bus — either of which will take you to the Augsburg campus. Once on the bus or train, allow between 10 and 20 minutes to get from the Raymond Avenue station to Augsburg.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/63

Coming to Augsburg

Take the westbound number 63 bus to the Carleton Street stop. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (on the north side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station), catch the westbound number 67 bus to Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions).

Leaving Augsburg

Take the eastbound number 67 bus from Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions) and get off at the Carleton Street stop, on the south side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station. From the same stop, catch the eastbound number 63 bus.

Coming from St. Paul's Hamline-Midway Neighborhood

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The #67

Metro Transit's bus number 67 goes from 4th Street and Wabasha Street in downtown St. Paul to the Franklin Avenue Blue Line train station just southwest of the Augsburg campus. On the eastern edge of campus, it runs on 25th Avenue South; on the southern edge, Franklin Avenue. Whichever stop you use, it is about a five-minute walk from the heart of campus. At rush hour, buses are generally 30 minutes apart.

The number 67 bus intersects with the number 63 bus (to the Mac-Groveland neighborhood and east St. Paul) and the number 87 bus (to the Highland neighborhood) at Carleton Street and University Avenue (the Raymond Avenue light-rail stop).

From downtown St. Paul, the number 67 runs down Minnehaha Avenue, then University Avenue, and comes into Minneapolis on the Franklin Avenue bridge. During rush hour, it takes about 20 minutes to get from Hamline University in St. Paul (Minnehaha Avenue and Snelling Avenue) to Augsburg.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/67

Coming to Augsburg

Get off the westbound number 67 bus on 25th Avenue South at Butler Place, right by Augsburg's Parking Lot L on the east edge of campus. Walk west on Butler Place one block to Murphy Square, the city park that many buildings on the Augsburg campus face.

Leaving Augsburg

You have a choice!

  • Walk southeast on Riverside Avenue to 25th Avenue South, cross 25th Avenue South, and catch the eastbound number 67 bus at the stop on the south side of Riverside Avenue, by the Starbucks — or ...
  • Walk south over the pedestrian bridge from Murphy Square over Hwy. 94 to South 9th Street, turn right on South 9th Street, then left on 22nd Avenue South. Go south on 22nd Avenue for one block, cross Franklin Avenue, and catch the eastbound number 67 bus on the southwest corner of the intersection of Franklin and 22nd Avenue, by the Seward Cafe.

Coming from St. Paul's Highland Neighborhood

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The #87

Metro Transit's bus number 87 goes from Roseville and Falcon Heights in the north to the Highland shopping center (at Cleveland Avenue and Ford Parkway) in the south.

North of University Avenue, it goes by Raymond Avenue to the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus, then to the Rosedale shopping center; south of University Avenue, its main route is Cleveland Avenue, including both St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. At rush hour, buses are generally about 20 minutes apart.

The number 87 bus is a convenient transfer to two possible routes to the Augsburg campus. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (the Raymond Avenue train station), the number 87 intersects with both the Green Line train and the number 67 bus — either of which will take you to the Augsburg campus. Once on the bus or train, allow between 10 and 20 minutes to get from the Raymond Avenue station to Augsburg.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/87

Coming to Augsburg

Take either the northbound or the southbound number 87 bus to the Carleton Street stop. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (on the north side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station), catch the westbound number 67 bus to Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions).

Leaving Augsburg

Take the eastbound number 67 bus from Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions) and get off at the Carleton Street stop, on the south side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station. From the same stop (on the north side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station), catch the southbound number 87 bus. Cross University Avenue (to the north side of the street from the Raymond Avenue train station) to catch the northbound number 87 bus.

Coming from St. Paul's East Side Neighborhood

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The #63

Metro Transit's bus number 63 runs the whole width of St. Paul. It goes from the Westgate station on St. Paul's University Avenue (very close to the Minneapolis border), through downtown St. Paul, to the Sun Ray shopping center near Maplewood. West of downtown, its main route is Grand Avenue, including Macalester College; east of downtown, it's 3rd Street. At rush hour, buses are generally about 20 minutes apart.

The number 63 bus is a convenient transfer to two possible routes to the Augsburg campus. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (the Raymond Avenue train station), the number 63 intersects with both the Green Line train and the number 67 bus — either of which will take you to the Augsburg campus. Once on the bus or train, allow between 10 and 20 minutes to get from the Raymond Avenue station to Augsburg.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/63

Coming to Augsburg

Take the westbound number 63 bus to the Carleton Street stop. At Carleton Street and University Avenue (on the north side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station), catch the westbound number 67 bus to Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions).

Leaving Augsburg

Take the eastbound number 67 bus from Augsburg (see our “Hamline-Midway” directions) and get off at the Carleton Street stop, on the south side of University Avenue from the Raymond Avenue train station. From the same stop, catch the eastbound number 63 bus.

Coming from Downtown St. Paul: The Green Line

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The Green Line

Metro Transit's Green Line train, which opened in 2014, runs from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to the Minnesota Twins' Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, passing through St. Paul's Midway neighborhood and the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. Both east and west trains stop at the West Bank station, a 10-minute walk from Augsburg's campus.

During rush hour, there is usually no more than 10 minutes between trains.

The Green Line intersects with Metro Transit's buses number 2 and number 3 at the East Bank and West Bank stations, with the number 7 at the West Bank station, with the number 22 at the Government Plaza station, and with the number 67 at the Raymond Avenue station. It runs with the Blue Line train throughout downtown Minneapolis, parting ways east and south of the U.S. Bank Stadium station.

Close to Augsburg, the Green Line runs along Washington Avenue, about four blocks north of Augsburg's campus.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/902

Coming to Augsburg

Get off the Green Line train at the West Bank station. Walk up the stairs to 19th Avenue South and walk south on 19th Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Cross Riverside Avenue and go southeast on Riverside Avenue three blocks. This brings you to the Augsburg campus, specifically Augsburg's Oren Gateway Center at the intersection of 22nd Avenue South and Riverside Avenue.

Leaving Augsburg

Walk northwest on Riverside Avenue. At 19th Avenue South, turn right and go two blocks north to the West Bank Green Line station. Walk down the stairs or take the elevator to the train platform. Eastbound trains (to the University of Minnesota's East Bank, and St. Paul) are on the south side of the platform, westbound trains (to Minneapolis) on the north.