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Express Service

Express Service

Hours of Operation*

  • Weekday service:
    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

$6 cash round-trip**

Go-To Cards and passes, tokens, coupons and SuperSavers are not accepted on State Fair Express buses

$5 Mobile app ticket

Save time & money with the Metro Transit app.

$5 Bus Bargain Ticket

Buy your Bus Bargain Ticket online and have it delivered to your phone or print it at home

** For pricing information for SouthWest Transit, please visit swtransit.org or call 952-949-2287

Go-To Cards and passes, tokens, coupons and SuperSavers are not accepted on State Fair Express buses.

Fast, easy service from a free parking lot near you

State Fair Express buses operate from 17 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

You may also consider taking a Lyft to State Fair Express Sites. Lyft is offering $3 off one ride to or from Express locations operated by Metro Transit. The discount can be redeemed with the code “MNSFEXPRESS” and is valid Aug. 22 – Sept. 2 between 8 a.m. and noon.

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

Every Day Aug. 22 - Sept. 2

Weekday service begins at 9 a.m. Weekend & Labor Day service at 8 a.m. Last return bus is midnight.
Pay with Cash, Mobile App or Bus Bargain Ticket
 

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

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


Service Approximately Every 30 Minutes

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.

 

Weekends & Labor Day Only

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

Pay with Cash, Mobile App or Bus Bargain Ticket
 

Service Approximately Every 30 Minutes

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

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

 

SouthWest Transit

For times and pricing information, please visit swtransit.org or call 952-949-2287"

14 Eden Prairie – Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd. Weekdays only.

15 Eden Prairie – SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Dr. 

16 Chanhassen – SouthWest Village, Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 101

17 Chaska - East Creek Station, Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 41