Getting Around Northfield

There are a number of transportation options St. Olaf students can use to get around Northfield. View some of the most commonly utilized options below!

HiawathaLand Transit – Northfield Route

Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Transportation to locations within the Northfield city limits.
  • Easy transport back and forth to Carleton – quick reference schedule: GOING TO CARLETON
  • Students and employees of the college can ride any regular route free by showing a valid college ID to the driver.
  • No Service:
    • New Years Day
    • Memorial Day
    • July 4th
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving (and Friday after)
    • Christmas Day
  • Dial-A-Ride service is also available for additional fee.
    • Monday-Friday  6:00 am – 9:00pm
    • Sat 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Call Dispatch: 866-623-7505 to arrange Dial-A-Ride

Hiawathaland Express Bus

Monday – Saturday, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday,  3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Free bus for St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff – stops at Carleton, Food Co-op, Express Care Clinic, Cub/Target, Aldi, Cinema 10, El Tequila.
  • Operates daily from September 5th 2019 to June 14th 2020

No service:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (and Friday after)
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Easter


Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

  • For students to travel to work, Carleton, volunteering, and appointments
  • Free for students, faculty, and staff with St. Olaf ID

First Choice Shuttle (Taxi)

  • Phone number: (507) 645-4447
  • $5 ride anywhere in town, each additional person $1.
  • Do not accept credit cards. Plan accordingly.
  • Also available for out of town locations, Airport Service, and other destinations. Advance reservations requested for these trips.

Safe Ride

  • On-campus safety escort.
  • Phone number: (507) 785-3666

Other transportation options such as Enterprise Car-Share, Metro Express, etc. are also available. We maintain a list of more options on the Other Destinations page.