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Get to Augsburg by Public Transit

How you too can become an Auggie Transit Ninja Master!

Coming from North Minneapolis: The #22

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The #22

Metro Transit's bus number 22 goes from Brooklyn Center in the north to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center (near the airport) in the south. It runs down Cedar Avenue, a five-minute walk from the west side of Augsburg's campus.

From north Minneapolis, the number 22 runs down Lyndale Avenue North and comes in to downtown Minneapolis on 7th Street. During rush hour, it takes about 45 minutes to get from the Brooklyn Center Transit Center to the West Bank.

From south Minneapolis, the number 22 stair-steps through the Nokomis, Powderhorn, and Phillips neighborhoods. Its longest north–south stretch (2.5 miles) is on 28th Avenue South, east of Lake Nokomis. It intersects with the Blue Line train at the 38th Street station. During rush hour, buses run 10 to 15 minutes apart.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/22

Coming to Augsburg

  • Get off the southbound number 22 bus on Cedar Avenue at 6th Street South, cross Cedar Avenue, and walk two blocks east to 20th Avenue South, the western edge of the Augsburg campus.
  • Get off the northbound number 22 bus on Cedar Avenue at 6th Street South, turn right, and walk two blocks east to 20th Avenue South, the western edge of the Augsburg campus.

Leaving Augsburg

  • Walk two blocks west to Cedar Avenue and catch the northbound number 22 bus on the southeast corner of Cedar Avenue's intersection with 6th Street South.
  • Walk two blocks west to Cedar Avenue, cross Cedar Avenue, and catch the southbound number 22 bus just south of the southwest corner of Cedar Avenue and 6th Street South.

Coming from Minneapolis’s Plymouth Avenue: The #7

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The #7

Metro Transit's bus number 7 goes from the Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis's Near North neighborhood to Fort Snelling (northeast of the MSP Airport) in the south. It runs down Plymouth Avenue to downtown Minneapolis's Warehouse District, through downtown (between Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Avenue South) on 4th Street South, then along Washington Avenue (near the Guthrie Theater and the U.S. Bank Stadium) and Cedar Avenue.

It runs nearly the whole length of Riverside Avenue, the northern border of of Augsburg's campus. At rush hour, buses are generally about 30 minutes apart.

On the southern end, it goes on 27th Avenue South and Minnehaha Avenue, stopping at the 46th Street Station that connects to Metro Transit's Blue Line train, then continues onto 34th Avenue South to Hwy. 62.

During rush hour, it takes about 30 minutes to get from Theodore Wirth to the Augsburg campus, and about the same time to get from Augsburg to Hwy. 62.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/7

Coming to Augsburg

Get off the southbound number 7 on Riverside Avenue at 21st Avenue South (by the Jimmy John's sandwich shop), 22nd Avenue South (by Augsburg's Oren Gateway Center), or 25th Avenue South (by Augsburg's ice arena). Get off the northbound number 7 on Riverside Avenue between 24th and 25th Avenues South (by the University of Minnesota hospital) or east of 23rd Avenue South (by the hospital parking garage). All these stops put you on the northern edge of the Augsburg campus.

Leaving Augsburg

Catch the southbound number 7 on Riverside Avenue at 21st Avenue South (by the Jimmy John's sandwich shop), 22nd Avenue South (by Augsburg's Oren Gateway Center), or 25th Avenue South (by Augsburg's ice arena). Catch the northbound number 7 across the street on Riverside Avenue between 24th and 25th Avenues South (by the University of Minnesota hospital) or east of 23rd Avenue South (by the hospital parking garage).

Coming from Northeast Minneapolis

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From Northeast Minneapolis, there are several north–south buses that will take you to one of the buses or trains serving Augsburg. Use the Trip Planner tool at Metro Transit to decide which of these works for you.

Three Possible Transfer Buses from Northeast Minneapolis

The #2

For Metro Transit's bus number 2, see our “Calhoun-Isles” directions.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/2

The #3

For Metro Transit's bus number 3, see our “Como Park” directions.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/3

The Green Line

For Metro Transit's Green Line train, see our “East Bank” directions.

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

Coming from Central Minnesota: The Northstar Commuter Rail Line

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The Northstar Line

Metro Transit's Northstar Commuter Rail train line goes from the town of Big Lake, 40 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, to Target Field (you know, where the Twins play) in downtown Minneapolis.

An express bus, Route 887, connects Big Lake to the city of St. Cloud in the north.

There are 12 Northstar trains a day (six each way) on weekdays, 10 of them scheduled for people who want to leave the northern suburbs in the morning (leaving between 5 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.) and come back in the afternoon (leaving between 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.). During those times, trains run about 30 to 50 minutes apart. A few trains also run on Saturdays and Sundays, some of them timed in conjunction with Twins and Vikings games. Train service is generally suspended on major holidays, but there are exceptions.

The Northstar train is a convenient transfer to two possible routes to the Augsburg campus, the Green Line and Blue Line trains. All converge at the Target Field train stop. During rush hour, it takes about 15 minutes for the Green Line to get from Target Field to the West Bank station (north of the Augsburg campus), plus a 10-minute walk. It also takes about 15 minutes for the Blue Line to get from Target Field to the Franklin Avenue station (near the southwestern corner of the Augsburg campus), plus a 10-minute walk.

Which train you choose, Green or Blue, depends on which side of campus you are aiming for, but the Green Line / West Bank option offers a slightly more pedestrian-friendly walk to the Augsburg campus.

https://www.metrotransit.org/Route/888

Coming to Augsburg

  • Green Line: Get off the Northstar train at the Target Field station and follow directions to the Green Line platform. Take the eastbound Green Line train to the West Bank station. From the West Bank station platform, 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.
  • Blue Line: Get off the Northstar train at the Target Field station and follow directions to the Blue Line platform. Take the southbound Blue Line train to the Franklin Avenue station. From the Franklin Avenue station platform, go down one level to the street. Go east on Franklin Avenue one block to Cedar Avenue and cross Cedar Avenue. Walk north on Cedar Avenue one block, then bear right onto 20th Avenue South and cross the bridge over Hwy. 94. This brings you to the intersection of 8th Street South and 20th Avenue South, the southwestern corner of the Augsburg campus.

Leaving Augsburg

  • Green Line: Take the westbound Green Line train from the West Bank station (see our “Green Line” directions) and get off at the Target Field stop. Look for the Northstar platform and catch the northbound train.
  • Blue Line: Take the northbound Blue Line train from the Franklin Avenue station (see our “Blue Line” directions) and get off at the Target Field stop. Look for the Northstar platform and catch the northbound train.