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Old 08-14-2012, 09:30 AM
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I am currently in Rochester and planning to travel to Minneapolis on Friday evening. Since I do not have a car, I was looking for bus options that would take me to downtown Minneapolis.

I did find the Rochester Shuttle Service and Rochester Go Direct. However, both shuttles drop off either at MSP airport or at Mall of America.

To be specific, I have to go to Shoreview, MN. However I am aware there is no direct route from Rochester to Shoreview. So I was wondering if I can get down at downtown Minneapolis and possibly travel from there to Shoreview.

Are there any easier options to travel to Shoreview ?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:08 AM
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Easiest would probably be to just take a cab from wherever the shuttle drops off.

Using google maps busing option for Friday at 5pm, it looks like routes 54 and 62 could get you from MOA to shoreview, but it would take about 2 hours, and depends on where in Shoreview you are going. From downtown Minneapolis, route 261 will get you to shoreview in ~40 minutes. The lightrail would get you from MOA/MSP to downtown in about 35 minutes, I think.

metrotransit.org to look at bus routes and verify times, although I think google maps does a better and easier job of figuring out routes.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 AM
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Another option for getting from Roch to Msp.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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You can take the Greyhound/Jefferson to downtown Minneapolis, but taking the city bus to Shoreview (like with most suburbs) in the evening is going to be tough at best, if not impossible. You might not be able to get anything going back to Minneapolis at all during the weekend. Also, if you have luggage, carrying it to the city bus stop as well as riding with it on the bus might be a hassle.

A cab from downtown to Shoreview will be pretty pricey. I did a search on taxifarefinder.com and it was about $35 without tip.

Can you rent a car? That would probably be your best option.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:00 PM
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Hello all,

Thank you for your replies. I did go to Shoreview and the following itinerary turned out to be the cheapest :

1. Take Rochester Shuttle Service from Rochester and get down either at Mall of Americal/ MSP Airport (Terminal 1 or 2) -- Cost : $25.00 (If you are a Mayo employee, you will get this service for $19.00)

2. From MoA/Terminal 1 or 2 Airport Transit Station , take a Light Rail and get down at 46th Street Station -- Cost of light rail ticket : $1.75

3. Use the light rail ticket above to get into Bus No. 84 from 46th Street Station (gate E) and get down at its last stop i.e at Rosedale Shopping Transit Center, Roseville, MN.

4. I had someone pick me up from Rosedale to Shoreview. However, even if you take a cab from here, it will not cost more than $15. Also, there is a bus option (route No. 227) that goes from Rosedale to Shoreview.

So, at most, your journey will cost around $42.00.
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