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Festival on a Budget

Welcome to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul! There are lots of ways to enjoy the area while keeping to a slim budget. Check out Festival on a Budget document to help you minimize local transportation, housing, food, and entertainment costs. We will be adding Frequently Asked Questions and other resources as we get closer to the Festival date.

Buses and Light Rail

Minneapolis is well served by affordable public transportation. The local transportation network is MetroTransit. In addition to Visitor (day) Passes, a 50 cent downtown zone, and some limited free Nicollet Mall buses serving the Convention Center, MetroTransit has a great mobile app, through which you can purchase, store, and present tickets, view schedules, plan trips, and check on bus locations. Download the free app on Google Play or the App Store.