Heartland Express Bus Service

Phone: 507-359-2717
Toll Free: 800-707-2717
TDD: 507-359-6598

Office Information
Hours: 8am – 5pm Weekdays
Located at 1900 North Franklin Street in New Ulm

Email Heartland Express

Bus Service Hours
County-Wide: 8am-5pm Weekdays
New Ulm Only: 6:15am-5:45pm Weekdays; 8am-12pm Sundays

Closed on these Holidays:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Sunday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, July 3rd, Independence Day, Sunday before Labor Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Sunday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Click here for the Rider Guide

  • Ride requests should be made between 8am and 3pm weekdays.
    Rides must be requested one business day prior to day of the ride.
    Ride requests can be made up to 14 days in advance.
    Same day requests will be honored if our prescheduled routes allow.


In Town:
$1.50 or 1 white token, one way
In County:
$3.00 or two white tokens, one way
Senior Dining at the CAST Senior Center/New Ulm Community Center Only:
$.75 or one Blue Token, one way (New Ulm Senior Dining Only)

Save by Buying a Package of Tokens

  • Package of 10 white tokens $13 ($15 value) are available at most area banks and grocery stores throughout the county and at the Heartland Express Office.
  • Packages of 10 blue tokens $6.50 ($7.50 value) are available only at the New Ulm Senior Dining Site and the Heartland Express Office

White Tokens Available At:

Comfrey: Choice Financial Savings
Hanska: Alliance Bank
New Ulm: Alliance Bank, Bank Midwest, Cash Wise, Citizens Bank, Frandsen Bank, and Hy Vee
Sleepy Eye: Randy’s Family Drug and Schutz Family Foods
Springfield: Red Rock Bank and Springfield Market

About Heartland Express Bus Service

Brown County Heartland Express provides more than 50,000 rides each year in Brown County, including the cities of New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Evan, Cobden, Springfield, Comfrey and Hanska.

We take people of all ages and abilities to their work places, health care appointments, shopping, places of education and other community services and activities. We help keep people living actively and  independently in their communities.

Transit supports local businesses by providing employees transportation to work, expanding the labor pool and transporting customers to their stores.

Using public transit, you have an affordable, clean, safe and dependable ride to your destination. You’ll save money over the cost of driving yourself, hiring someone to drive you or owning a car.

Types of Service:

  • Demand response service on weekdays and Sundays.
  • Morning and afternoon deviated fixed route service between New Ulm and Springfield. There is one round trip per day from east to west (five weekdays) and one round trip per day from west to east (five weekdays).
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