About SWT


In 1986, the SouthWest Minneapolis suburbs of Chaska, Chanhassen, and Eden Prairie chose to opt out of the Metropolitan Transit Commission transit system in accordance with Minnesota State Statutes. Under a joint powers agreement between the three cities, they created their own transit system, SouthWest Metro Transit.

Now known as SouthWest Transit, we continue to be the public transit agency for Chaska, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, and neighboring cities such as Carver and Victoria. We are proud to provide service from each of our 3 conveniently located transit stations to and from Downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, Normandale Community College, and Best Buy Headquarters. In addition, we offer SouthWest Prime, an on-demand rideshare service to and from select locations and/or services. 

Each year we also select concerts, sporting events, and adventures like the Minnesota Zoo to serve our communities and provide safe, reliable transportation to allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

At SouthWest Transit, we "connect our customers from where they are to where they want to go."