North Mankato, Minnesota

Bus Routes

Bus Routes

Important dates when there's no city bus service: New Year's Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. 

Cash Fare: $1.50
See other fare options here.

Route 5

Increased Route 5 Fixed Route and Mobility Services for the City of North Mankato
  • Monday - Friday: 6:05 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thirty-minute round trips start at Cherry Street in Mankato and end with the last stop at Carlson Drive and Rolling Green Lane in North Mankato. Stops are scheduled only; flag down service is unavailable.
View Route 5 Monday through Friday Schedule.

Kato Flex

The Kato Flex demand response service through North Mankato is being discontinued. One exception is that the City of Mankato will provide the service during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for Koppen Gardens Apartments located at 615 Nicollet Avenue as a transition until December 31, 2024. Call 507-625-RIDE (7433) to register and schedule service.

Bus Mankato live bus tracker app

Download 'Bus Mankato,' a live bus tracker app to help reach your destination on time.  The app helps pinpoint Mankato buses and view scheduled stops using real-time information.  Included is a trip planner, schedule information, and a link to transit routes. The app is available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

The live bus tracking app is a partnership between the City of Mankato and Minnesota State Mankato to help serve community needs while creating real-world learning opportunities for students. City of Mankato Transit serves the cities of Mankato, North Mankato, Skyline, and parts of South Bend Township.

See bus schedules and routes. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.