Other options

Northfield Metro Express a daily route service from Northfield to the Twin Cities, three times daily, 365 days a year. This local Tickets are purchased online only.

The vehicle has wireless internet, fold down tray tables for laptops and a bike rack mounted on the bus for those whose stops may be located farther than walking distance.


Enterprise Car-Share

Our car sharing program is a great way to get off campus to run errands or meet friends without the cost of car ownership. Become a member today for only $1 with promo code 1TOJOIN! Your first-year membership fee is waived, plus all members will enjoy $5* hourly rates thanks to our partners at Nissan.

Enterprise CarShare vehicles are parked on your campus on the north side of Buntrock Commons and hourly rates include fuel and damage/liability protection so you can go where you want, when you want.



Daily transportation in and around Northfield to support students community service, off-campus student-work, medical appointments, and classes at Carleton. Offered only during the academic year. Operates weekdays: Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm

EcoTrans 507-664-3859 info@GoEcoTrans.com to Twin Cities, MSP airport, and Rochester.


Taxi:   First Choice Shuttle: (507) 645-4447 $5 ride anywhere in town, each additional person $1.  They do NOT accept credit cards. Plan accordingly.   Also out of town, other destinations, and Airport Service. Advance reservations requested for these trips.


Aspen Travel Taxi & Limo (888)-662-7736 – Airport service only

Jefferson Bus Lines has stops at the Big Steer Travel Center (7 miles from campus) six times daily, traveling north to Minneapolis and st. Paul and south to Des Moines and Kansas City.

Amtrak Trains, leave from the Twin Cities only. (800) 872-7245

MegaBus For inexpensive bus transportation from Chicago to: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, Madison,Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and St. Louis.

Likely an economical way to get to the single Bus Stop ( North 3rd Ave by 4th St Parking) is a shared cab. Even more economical, if schedule permits, try to take a Metro Express Shuttle to the airport and hop a cab from there. (same for a return trip)

Share ride (shuttle) operators and regional transit: a lot of information on transit and shuttle services, frequently updated and useful information.

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR  (507) 664-9944

Call the Northfield Enterprise rent-a-car location directly to make arrangements to rent vehicles for personal use (must be at least 21 years of age).  The Northfield Enterprise location is located at the corner of Highway 3 and Second Street, at the rear of the Farmer’s Insurance building.

 **The college provides this information as a service.  Disputes must be handled individually. **