Fare Rates, Bus Tokens and Tips

Fare Rates

  • Senior Dining Bus:  Free will ($.75 each way is suggested donation)
  • In-City Senior Fare:  (65 years +) is $.75 per one-way ride
  • City Zones:  $1.50 one-way
  • Chisago Corridor:  $2.00 one-way
  • Border Zone:  $3.50

Bus Tokens - How to purchase


Bus Tokens may be purchased by mail or are available at the following locations:

Chisago County

  • County Market, North Branch
  • Brink's Market, Chisago City
  • Government Center, Center City

Isanti County


  • Cub Foods, Cambridge
  • Riverside Market, Isanti
  • Heartland Express Office, Isanti Government Center


Tips for Using the Heartland Express

  • Heartland Express Service Policy
  • For best service, call by 2:00 p.m. the working day before your ride.
  • Exact fare amount or token is due at the time of boarding the bus. Drivers cannot make change.
  • All passengers must be registered.
  • Our phones are answered between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. If you get our voice mail, leave your ride request information, telephone number, and we will return your call. Messages can be left 24 hours per day.
  • Riders should be ready 10 minutes prior to their scheduled pick-up time. Please allow a 10 minute window either way of your pick-up time to allow for traffic and weather conditions.
  • If service is no longer needed, please call in your cancellation as soon as possible (at least one hour before scheduled ride).
  • Have your address visible from the road so that the driver can find it easily