The best route to the State Fair is on the bus! You go to the State Fair for the food, the farm animals, the rides and more! Getting to the State Fair on the bus is a fun tradition, too. Instead of driving, park your car for free and take a stress-free, non-stop, air-conditioned ride straight to the fairgrounds. Take a State Fair Express bus and you’ll save on gas and parking costs. Plus, we’ll drop you off and pick you up right outside the gates! >> Advance ticket sales begin Aug. 1! More information > State Fair Express Service – Park Free > Regular-Route Bus Service > Park Free & Ride Free > Bike to the Fair > Minnesota State Fair Website Buy your bus tickets online! Advance ticket sales begin Aug. 1! Save yourself time when you buy your State Fair Express bus ticket online. Children four and under ride free! No more waiting for your bus ticket. After you buy your Bus Bargain Ticket, simply print it at home or send it directly to your mobile device. Learn more.