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Express Service

Hours of Operation*

NEW times!

  • Weekday service:
    New Buses operate 9 a.m. – midnight at most locations
  • Weekend & Labor Day Service:
    Buses operate 8 a.m. – midnight at most locations

*See individual locations for times.

Cost

$5 cash round-trip**

Children age four and under ride free!

** See pricing for SouthWest Transit service under Additional Express Service section.

Payment options

  • Cash (please have exact change)
    Go-To Cards and passes, tokens, coupons and SuperSavers are not accepted on State Fair Express buses.
  • Mobile app ticket
    Save time & money with the Metro Transit app.
  • Bus Bargain Ticket
    Buy your Bus Bargain Ticket online and have it delivered to your phone or print it at home.

Fast, easy service from a free parking lot near you

State Fair Express buses operate from 20 Twin Cities locations

For State Fair transit information, call 612-373-3333. Use the State Fair Express Finder at metrotransit.org/StateFair to find a parking location close to home.

  • Express buses serve the State Fair Transit Hub, which is on the west side of the fairgrounds near West End Market.
  • Bus departure times are approximate.

All Express service is wheelchair accessible

Map of park and ride express service locations for the State Fair

Every Day Aug. 23 - Sept. 3

Weekday service begins at 9 a.m.  Last return bus is midnight.
Pay with Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App
 

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes

1 Blaine — 95th Avenue Park & Ride, 3249 95th Ave. NE

Brooklyn Park — Bottineau Blvd. & 63rd Ave. Park & Ride, 7000 63rd Ave. N.

3 Minnetonka I-394 & Co. Rd. 73 Park & Ride, SW corner of I-394 & Co. Rd. 73

4 Minneapolis — Parade Stadium/Dunwoody College of Technology, I-394 & Dunwoody Blvd.
Note: Weekday Service at this site begins at noon.

5 Bloomington – 82nd St. & 24th Ave. S. Across from Mall of America East parking ramp


Service Approximately Every 30 Minutes

6 Fridley – Fridley Station, 61st Ave. & Main St. NE

7 West St. Paul – Signal Hills Shopping Center, S. Robert St. & Butler Ave.

8 Cottage Grove – Cottage Grove Park & Ride, Along Hwy. 61 on W. Point Douglas Rd. 
between 80th St. and Jamaica Ave.

9 Maplewood – Maplewood Mall Transit Center, 1793 Beam Ave. (board on Southlawn Dr.)

 

Weekends & Labor Day Only

Weekend & Labor Day service starts at 8 a.m. Last return bus is midnight.

Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App
 

Service Approximately Every 15 Minute

10 Richfield – Knox Ave. Park & Ride at Best Buy, 7701 Knox Ave.


Service Approximately Every 30 Minutes

11 Maple Grove – Maple Grove Transit Station, I-94 & Hemlock Ln.

12 Oakdale – Marcus Oakdale Cinema, 5677 Hadley Ave. N

13 Newport – Newport Transit Station, 250 Red Rock Crossing

Additional Express Service

Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App  

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

Return service is from noon to midnight.

14 Burnsville – Burnsville Transit Station, Hwy. 13 & Nicollet Ave.
Hourly service to fair on weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; service every 30 minutes on weekends and Labor Day.

15 Eagan – Eagan Transit Station, Yankee Doodle & Pilot Knob Rd. at I-35E 
Hourly service to fair on weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Service every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

16 Shakopee – Marschall Road Transit Station, 1615 Weston Ct. 
Hourly service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

 

NOTE: Bus Bargain Tickets and Mobile App are not valid at these locations below. Cash only.

 

SouthWest Transit

Last return bus is at 11:30 p.m.

Ages 0-5 and Disabled Veterans w/ID: FREE
Ages 6-12: $5
Ages 13-64: $8 per person or 2 for $15
65 and Older and Military w/ID:  $5

17 Eden Prairie – Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd. Weekdays only.
Service approximately every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m.

18 Eden Prairie – SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Dr. 
Weekends and Labor Day. Service approximately every 15 minutes from 7 a.m.

19 Chanhassen – SouthWest Village, Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 101
Weekends and Labor Day. Service approximately every 15 minutes from 7 a.m.

20 Chaska - East Creek Station, Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 41
Weekends and Labor Day. Service approximately every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. 

 

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