Bus Service in Anoka County

Anoka County has multiple city bus routes traveling within the county and to cities across the Twin Cities region. Three types of regular route services are offered:

  • Local Buses are typically buses that serve neighborhoods connecting residents to major places like grocery stores, government offices, and transit centers for users to transfer to other services. These routes have request stops relatively close together may make frequent stops. Most local routes operate weekdays, with some limited weekend service.
  • Limited Stop Buses are routes that typically follow or run alongside a local bus service but may skip stops on the route or cut out whole chunks of the route to speed up travel times. These routes typically only run during peak/rush hour times and focus primarily on commuters.
  • Express Buses are routes designed to take riders to downtown quickly with limited service between the start and end of the route. Some routes make stops like a local route but will typically utilize freeways or major highways to make a quick trip to downtown. These buses are also able to take advantage of using the shoulder of roads or highways as a bus-only lane, bypassing traffic an speeding up your commute.

Fixed Routes in Anoka County

Anoka County has a variety of fixed routes throughout portions of Anoka, Blaine, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, and Fridley.

Route NumberService Type
Major Stops/DestinationsApproximate FrequencyNotesLink to Map and Schedule
Route 10LocalNorthtown Mall, Mercy Hospital, Columbia Heights Transit Center, Northeast Minneapolis, Nicollet Mall, Downtown MinneapolisEvery 10 minutes (rush hour/daytime)F Line will supplement or replace Route 10 starting in 2025-26Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 25LocalNorthtown Mall, Mounds View, New Brighton, Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis, Lake of the Isles, St. Louis ParkEvery 30 minutes (weekday rush hour only)
Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 250Express95th Ave Park and Ride, County Rd H Park and Ride, Downtown MinneapolisEvery 17-30 minutes (weekday rush hour only)
Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 252Express95th Ave Park and Ride, University of Minnesota East and West Bank CampusesOne southbound trip at 7:10 AM, return trip leaves Coffman Memorial Union @ 4:41 PMTake METRO Green Line to Downtown Minneapolis and transfer to Route 250 for additional return tripsMap (PDF) | Schedule
Route 801LocalRosedale Transit Center, Columbia Heights Transit Center, Every 60 minutes (weekdays only)
Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 804LocalNorthtown Transit Center, Blaine Human Service Center, New Brighton City HallEvery 60 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays only)
Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 805LocalNorthtown Transit Center, Riverdale Mall, Coon Rapids-Riverdale Station, Anoka Station, Downtown AnokaEvery 60 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays only)
Bus connections to two Northstar stations for mid-day or off-peak return tripsMap (PDF) | Schedule
Route 824Local/Limited StopNorthtown Transit Center, Columbia Heights/Fridley, Downtown MinneapolisOne southbound trip from Northtown at 7:02 AM, One northbound trip from downtown Minneapolis at 4:41 PM Route 824 acts as an Express version of Route 10 once crossing into Minneapolis
Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 850ExpressAnoka Technical College (Some trips), Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Some trips) Coon Rapids-Riverdale Station (One trip), Foley Park and Ride (All trips), Downtown Minneapolis, Mercy HospitalEvery 15-20 minutes (weekday rush hour only)For mid-day trips use Route 852 (Route 852A if going to Anoka)Map (PDF) | Schedule
Route 852Express/LocalAnoka Technical College (Some trips), Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Some trips) Coon Rapids-Riverdale Station (One trip), Foley Park and Ride (All trips), Northtown Mall, Fridley Station, Mercy Hospital
Every 60-90 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays only)Local service in Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Fridley. Supplements Route 850 from Foley Park and Ride, Route 10/824 from Northtown Mall, and Northstar from Fridley StationMap (PDF) | Schedule

Local Bus Fare Information 

Rush HourNon-Rush Hour
Adults (ages 13 - 64)$2.50$2
Seniors (ages 65+)$2.50$1
Youth (ages 6 - 12)$2.50$1
Limited Mobility$1$1

Rush hour is Monday - Friday 6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6:30 p.m. Please have the exact fare, drivers do not carry change.

Important Numbers

  • Schedule Information: 612-373-3333
  • TTY Information: 612-341-0140
  • Customer Relations: 612-373-3333
  • 24-Hour Schedule Information: 612-341-4BUS (4287)