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2016 STATE FAIR EXPRESS BUS SERVICE

State Fair Express buses operate from 21 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. See where buses drop off and pick up at the State Fair in this transit hub map.

(Note: Most Grandstand shows end between 10 & 11 p.m.)

Every Day Aug. 25–Sept. 5

  Cash or Bus Bargain Tickets accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes.
 

1National Sports Center – Blaine
1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449

2Bottineau Blvd. & 63rd Ave. – Brooklyn Park
7000 63rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

3I-394 & Co. Rd. 73 Park & Ride – Minnetonka
1100 Hopkins Crossroads, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Southwest corner of I-394 & County Road 73

4Parade Stadium/Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis
600 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I-394 & Dunwoody Boulevard

5Bloomington – 82nd Street & 24th Avenue South
Across from Mall of America east parking ramp

Service Approximately Every Half Hour
 

6Fridley Station – Fridley
6050 Main Street, Fridley, MN 55432
61st Avenue & Main Street Northeast, board at east lot

7Marcus Oakdale Cinema – Oakdale
5677 Hadley Ave. N. Oakdale, MN 55128

8Signal Hills Shopping Center – West St. Paul
1201 S. Robert St., West St. Paul, MN 55118
South Robert Street & Butler Avenue (near Kmart)

9Cottage Grove Park & Ride – Cottage Grove
7500 West Point Douglas Rd. S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Along Highway 61 between 80th Street and Jamaica Avenue

10Maplewood Mall Transit Center – Maplewood
1793 Beam Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109
Board on Southlawn Drive

11Newport Transit Station – Newport
250 Red Rock Crossing, Newport, MN 55055

Weekends and Labor Day Only

Cash or Bus Bargain Tickets accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes
 

12Knox Ave. Park & Ride at Best Buy – Richfield
7701 Knox Ave., Richfield, MN 55423

Service Approximately Every Half Hour


13Maple Grove Transit Station – I-94 & Hemlock Lane

Additional Express Service

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
(952) 882-7500, mvta.com (Return service is from noon to midnight)


14Burnsville Transit Station – Hourly service on weekdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; service every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day.
12155 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337
Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue

15Eagan Transit Station – Hourly service on weekdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; service every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day.
3470 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN 55123
Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob Road at I-35E

16Marschall Road Transit Station – Hourly service from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day.
1615 Weston Court, Shakopee, MN 55379
Highway 169 and County Road 17

SouthWest Transit
(952) 949-2287, swtransit.org (Hours of service vary. Last bus 11:30 p.m.) NOTE: Bus Bargain Tickets not valid at these locations below. Cash only.

 

17Wooddale Church – Weekdays only.
Service approximately every half hour from 8 a.m.
6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

18SouthWest Station – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
13500 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

19SouthWest Village – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
650 SouthWest Village Dr., Chanhassen, MN 55317
Highway 212 and Highway 101

20East Creek Station – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
2120 Chestnut St. N., Chaska, MN 55318
Highway 212 and Highway 41

21Carver Station – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
1607 Hartwell Dr., Carver, MN
Jonathan Carver Parkway and Ironwood Drive

2016 EXPRESS BUS MAP
& INFORMATION:

 

$5

Round-Trip

Children age four and under ride free.
CASH ONLY - Please have exact change.
(Go-To Cards and passes, tokens, coupons and SuperSavers are not accepted.)

Buy a Bus Bargain Ticket for a group in advance and save!

See below for details.

2016 State Fair Express Bus Service Map

BUSES OPERATE
8 A.M. - MIDNIGHT DAILY

  • Express buses serve the State Fair Transit Hub, which is on the west side of the fairgrounds near the West End Market.
  • Bus departure times are approximate.
  • Note: Most Grandstand shows end between 10 & 11 p.m.

Wheelchair Accessible All express service is
wheelchair accessible.

BUY IN ADVANCE & SAVE!:

Save time when you buy your round-trip ride in advance at metrotransit.org/StateFair.

You'll save money, too, when you travel with a group of two or four. Share the fun and take family or friends!

Bus Bargain Ticket Prices
Available Aug. 1-24

  • Single Ticket: $4.50
  • Group ticket (for 2): $9*
  • Group ticket (for 4): $15*

Children age four and under ride free.

*Note: Tickets can be used one time only.

QUICK LINKS:

MSF Metro Transit Brochure

The State Fair Metro Transit brochure with bus service schedule can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher. Download the most current Acrobat Reader by clicking here.