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Your Blue Ribbon State Fair Tradition

Regular Bus Routes

Fast, economical service right in your neighborhood

These routes also serve the State Fairgrounds and you can use cash, the Metro Transit mobile app or a transit pass to pay your fare. All are wheelchair accessible.

Save time and hassle by buying an All-Day Pass on the mobile app or at an A Line ticket machine.

For help planning your trip, use the interactive Trip Planner or call 612-373-3333.

Map of regular routes

Route 960
Live or work in downtown Minneapolis? Catch Route 960 starting at 9 a.m. every week day of the Fair. Service starts at 6:30 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day. Get from downtown to the fairgrounds in about 25 minutes. Board on Nicollet Mall.*

* Note Nicollet Mall will be closed for Farmers Market on Aug. 23 and 30. On these days, please board buses on Hennepin Ave.

A Line & Route 84
Take the A Line, with rapid bus service on Snelling Avenue between 46th Street Station and Rosedale, right to the fairgrounds. Ride the METRO Green Line between the two downtowns and transfer to the A Line or Route 84 at Snelling Avenue Station.

During the fair, northbound buses stop on Snelling Avenue at Midway Parkway; southbound buses stop on Snelling Avenue just past Como Avenue.

Route 3
It’s an easy ride from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul to a stop at the fairgrounds on Como Ave.


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