Local Transportation

Because of COVID-19, the Souris Basin Transportation Shopping Shuttle will be discontinued after Saturday, March 21. However, individual rides can still be scheduled using the process outlinedSouris-basin-logo.JPG below.

Please take all precautions and if you are sick, please stay home.

Souris Basin Transportation
offers individual rides during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am to 3 pm

The cost for each individual ride is $2.50, or you can also use the orange tokens given to you by the Office of International Programs for individual rides if you do not use them for a Saturday shopping shuttle.

Weekday rides must be scheduled before 10:00 am the business day before the ride is needed by calling (701) 839-7433

Rides on Saturday, Sunday and Monday must be scheduled before 10:00 am the Thursday before before.

If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 2 hours before the scheduled pickup. If you do not show up, you will be required to $2.50 for the ride you missed at the next time you ride. If you missed the initial ride, you must call to keep the return trip or that will be cancelled as well.

After business hours and on weekends, a bus dispatcher uses phone (701) 833-1881.

Souris Basin Transportation also offers long-distance service to Bismarck during the week. See the below tab for details.

To help with transportation around town, the Office of International Programs also offers a set number of taxi pass vouchers to each international student in F-1 status each month. With the voucher students pay only $5 for a taxi ride, anywhere within the Minot city limits, at any time of day.

Steps to use the Taxi Pass Program:

  1. Collect your taxi pass vouchers from the Office of International Programs during business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm).
  2. Request a ride with Taxi 9000 at (701) 852-9000
  3. Give the driver the voucher and $5.00 cash.
  4. Show the driver your Minot State student ID card.
  5. Add $1.00 for each additional student.

Be aware that vouchers expire at the end of each month.

At the end of each month you can visit the Office of International Programs to collect the next month's taxi pass vouchers.


Lyft* operates rideshares in Minot. 

There are also several taxi companies that serve the area: 

Central Cab Company: (701) 852-8000
Taxi 9000: (701) 852-9000

Approximate Cab Fares
Approximate Cab Fares*
MSU to Dakota Square Shopping Mall $10.00 - $13.00
MSU to Downtown Minot $6.50 - $8.00
MSU to Minot International Airport $7.00 - $9.00
*Actual prices will be based on mileage and the number of people in the taxi*

*Note: international students in F-1 status are NOT allowed to work off-campus, including working for Lyft.

Minot City Bus Service

Bus Fare for College Students is $1.25, payable in cash on board the bus at a scheduled stop. You can also buy a package of 10 tokens for $8.00 (student rate), or monthly passes for $26 (student rate) at Minot Public Works, 1025 31st Street Southeast. Bus routes are limited, service runs from 7 a.m. - 7 pm, Monday-Friday. If you have any questions you may contact the Minot Public Works Office.

Visit http://minotnd.org/294/City-Transit for bus schedules (pick-up locations, arrival and departure times).

Scheduled passenger service to the Minot airport (MOT) is currently provided by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Allegiant Air. There are six daily flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Delta, and three daily flights to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) on United. Allegiant Air provides multiple flights throughout the week to Las Vegas (LAS) and Phoenix-Mesa (IWA).

Delta Airlines www.delta.com
United Airlines www.united.com
Allegiant Airlines: www.allegiantair.com

Minot International Airport

The Minot Amtrak station is served by one east bound and one west bound train each day.

AMTRAK Rail Road Reservations & Scheduling
401 1st Ave SW
(800) 872-7245

Souris Basin Transportation offers a round-trip route from Minot to Bismarck a limited number of days each week. 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (will pick you up at your home!)
Depart Minot at 7:00 am
Return to Minot at 6:00 pm

One-way ticket: $35
Roundtrip: $55

Call Souris Basin Transportation for more information, or to schedule your ride to Bismarck!
(701) 839-7433