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Mankato Transit System

Transportation - Dial-a-Ride

10 Civic Center Plz, Mankato, MN, 56001

(507) 387-8600


Service Details


Transportation program that provides rides for people in and around their community

Additional Information

The Accessible Transportation and Dial-a-Ride program provides mobility bus service for eligible persons who cannot use regular route bus service due to physical or a mental disability.
Buses are equipped for wheelchairs. Fixed route buses are now all handicapped accessible as well.

Kato Flex offers curb to curb service to anyone living in any areas of Mankato where there is little or no fixed-route bus service. The service is a shared-ride service, where more then one rider may be on the bus, with different destinations.


  • Payment
    • Private pay 
  • Service Availability
    • Serves community 
  • Specialization
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Older adults 
    • Older adults with disabilities 
  • Transportation
    • Assist passengers to and from vehicle 
    • Vehicle ramp access 
  • Transportation Area Served by County
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Nicollet County 


Passengers must be physically or mentally disabled and be certified by a medical doctor as well as the City of Mankato

Kato Flex serves those who reside in Flex Zone areas
In Mankato:
* Germania Park Neighborhood
* LeHillier in South Bend Township
* Sibley Park Neighborhood
* Tourtellotte Park Neighborhood (north)
* West Mankato

Also the cities of Eagle Lake, North Mankato, and Skyline.

Application Instructions

Call (507) 625-RIDE (7433) for information and to schedule rides. Rides should be scheduled the day before the trip or earlier.

For Kato Flex there will be a one-time over the phone application.


$3.00 one way or purchase a book of 10 tickets for $27.00

For Kato Flex the base fare is $2 (one way). There is also a $50 monthly pass.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:30pm, Saturday (no Saturday service to North Mankato)

Area Served

Mankato and North Mankato (Blue Earth County and part of Nicollet County)


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 387-8600
Main - Bus Customer Service (507) 387-8600

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