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Express Service

Express buses operate from 20 Twin Cities locations. To find the express site nearest you, use the State Fair Park & Ride Finder. For automated State Fair transit information, call 612-373-3333.

Buses operate 8 a.m. – midnight; departure times are approximate. Express buses serve the State Fair Transit Hub, which is located on the west side of the fairgrounds near the West End Market. All express service is wheelchair accessible.

> View a PDF version of State Fair Express information

$5 round-trip*

You can also buy your ride online or with the Metro Transit App!

Cash, Mobile App State Fair Tickets or Bus Bargain Tickets only.
Please have exact fare. Children age four and under ride free. 

*Cash only at SouthWest Transit locations. Please visit SouthWest Transit's website for pricing.



Every Day Aug. 24 - Sept. 4


Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App


Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes

1 NEW! 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.

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 Oakdale – Marcus Oakdale Cinema, 5677 Hadley Ave. N

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

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

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

11 Newport – Newport Transit Station, 250 Red Rock Crossing



Weekends & Labor Day Only


Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App


Service Approximately Every 15 Minute

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

Service Approximately Every 30 Minutes

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



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 30 minutes from 8 a.m.

18 Eden Prairie – SouthWest Station, 13500 Technology Dr. 
Weekends and Labor Day. Service approximately every 30 minutes from 7 a.m.

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

20 Chaska - East Creek Station, Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 41
Weekends and Labor Day. Service approximately every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. 

Express Site map

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