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 into 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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
For Metro Transit's bus number 2, see our “Calhoun-Isles” directions.
For Metro Transit's bus number 3, see our “Como Park” directions.
For Metro Transit's Green Line train, see our “East Bank” directions.
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.