Photo: Metro Transit
Bloomington, Minnesota and Mall of America® are central to Bold North™ events and Game Day planning. Stay informed about transportation during the 10-day festival. Bloomington is going to be a busy destination, so here are some important tips and links.
Download the Metro Transit App Instructions by Metro Transit
Transportation Guide provided by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.
Map of Bloomington, MN showing MSP airport, hotels and Mall of America®
DOWNLOAD METRO TRANSIT APP
Metro Transit is offering Multi-ride passes for Super Bowl LII fans.
1. First step is to download the free Metro Transit app available on App Store or Google Play.
2. Buy your pass using the app. Here are the Multi-ride passes you can purchase:
Ultimate Fan Pass $40
Unlimited rides January 26 - February 5. Valid on all buses and trains (including Northstar), EXCEPT for light-rail service from Mall of America or Stadium Village on gameday. Only available through the Metro Transit app.
All-Day Pass $1-$5, varies by time of day
Not riding every day, then get an All-Day Pass for unlimited rides on buses and trains from time of purchase through 2 a.m. the next day. All-Day Passes can be purchased on the app or at rail station ticket machines.
Gameday Fan Express Pass $30
If you have a Super Bowl ticket, buy a special $30 Gameday Fan Express Pass. Due to security around the stadium on game day, regular light-rail service WILL NOT operate on gameday; ONLY those holding a Super Bowl LII ticket along with a Gameday Fan Express Pass will go through security checkpoints and board light rail at either Mall of America (Blue Line) or Stadium Village (Green Line) stations on February 4. Only available through the Metro Transit app.
NOTE: Ultimate Fan Passes and Gameday Fan Express Passes are NOT transferable and must be used by the person who originally purchased the ticket(s).
ARRIVING BY AIR
All Bloomington hotels are only minutes from MSP Airport and most of Bloomington's 43 hotels provide free parking, and free shuttle service to and from Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport and Mall of America®, so before you arrive check with your Bloomington hotel on shuttle service. If you'd prefer an Uber or taxicab, we've got you covered. Learn more about where at MSP your ride will pick you up. The METRO Blue Line is an option if you're staying at a hotel near one of the four light rail stations once you depart the terminal. If you're planning on using Metro Transit during your stay, check out Multi-ride passes for the Super Bowl. Download a great map of Bloomington, Minnesota to help you plan your arrival.
If you are continuing onto downtown Minneapolis or downtown Saint Paul, MSP Airport is a convenient 20-minute drive. Not driving, learn more about METRO Transit during your stay. And of course, Uber or Taxicabs are an option from MSP to your final destination.
ARRIVING BY CAR
Getting to Bloomington by car is easy no matter where you're coming from. Bloomington is located along major Minnesota interstates. During the Bold North festivities, drivers are encouraged to use these routes if you're heading to the Bloomington South Loop District and Mall of America.
From the West: I-494 East to 24th Avenue (Exit 2A)
From the East: I-494 West to 34th Avenue (Exit 1B) or TH-5 West to 34th Avenue exit
From the South: TH-77 North to County Rd 1/Old Shakopee Road exit
From the North: TH-77 South to I-494 East to 24th Avenue (Exit 2A)
Park & Ride Service will also be operated by Metro Transit throughout the metro. Service will run roughly every 30 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. from suburban locations; last bus from downtown leaves at 10 p.m.
Park & Ride service operates on January 27, January 28 and February 3 ONLY.
Buses drop off and pick up customers at the Leamington Transit Center at 11th St. S. and 2nd Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis.
$2.50 each way (EXACT CHANGE ONLY) or use an All-Day Pass or Ultimate Fan Pass
Park & Ride Service Locations