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2017 STATE FAIR EXPRESS BUS SERVICE

State Fair Express buses operate from more than 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. See a map of the Transit Hub.

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

Every Day Aug. 24–Sept. 4

  Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes.
 

1Blaine – 95th Avenue Park & Ride
3249 95th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449

2Brooklyn Park – Bottineau Boulevard & 63rd Avenue Park & Ride
7000 63rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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

4Minneapolis – Parade Stadium/Dunwoody College of Technology
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 – Fridley Station
6050 Main Street, Fridley, MN 55432
(61st Avenue & Main Street Northeast)

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

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

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

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

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

Weekends and Labor Day Only

  Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes
 

 

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

Service Approximately Every Half Hour
 

 

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

Additional Express Service

  Cash, Bus Bargain Ticket or Mobile App accepted at these locations.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

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

14Burnsville – Burnsville Transit Station
12155 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337
(Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue)
Hourly service to fair on weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; service every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

15Eagan – Eagan Transit Station
3470 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN 55123
(Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob Road at I-35E)
Hourly service on weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; service every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

16Shakopee – Marschall Road Transit Station
1615 Weston Court, Shakopee, MN 55379
(Highway 169 and County Road 17)
Hourly service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day.

SouthWest Transit

(952) 949-2287, swtransit.org
Hours of service vary. Last return bus is 11:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

19Chanhassen – SouthWest 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)

20Chaska – East 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)

2017 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.) NOTE: See pricing for SouthWest Transit service under Additional Express Service section.

Buy a Bus Bargain Ticket in advance and save!

See below for details.

2017 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. 1-23

  • 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.