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IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
Please check back in the spring for information on the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together.

2014 STATE FAIR EXPRESS BUS SERVICE

State Fair Express buses operate from 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 new State Fair Transit Hub, which is on the west side of the fairgrounds near the West End Market (formerly Heritage Square).

Every Day Aug. 21–Sept. 1

  Cash or Bus Bargain Tickets accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes.
 

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

2Brookdale Square – Brooklyn Center
5900 Shingle Creek Pkwy., NE corner of Shingle Creek Pkwy. & Bass Lake Rd.

3I-394 & Co. Rd. 73 Park & Ride – Minnetonka
SW corner of I-394 & Co. Rd. 73

4Parade Stadium – Minneapolis
600 Kenwood Pkwy. (across from Dunwoody)

5Bloomington – 82nd St. & 24th Ave. S.
Across from Mall of America East parking ramp

Service Approximately Every Half Hour
 

6Fridley Station – Fridley
61st Ave. & Main St. NE

7Marcus Oakdale Cinema – Oakdale
5677 Hadley Ave. N.

8Signal Hills Shopping Center – West St. Paul
South Robert St. & Butler Ave. (near Kmart)

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

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

Weekends and Labor Day Only

Cash or Bus Bargain Tickets accepted at these locations.

Service Approximately Every 15 Minutes
 

11Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis
I-394 & Dunwoody Blvd.

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

Service Approximately Every Half Hour


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

Additional Express Service

Cash Only. Bus Bargain Tickets not valid at these locations.

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


14Wooddale Church – Weekdays only.
Service approximately every half hour from 8 a.m.
6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie

15SouthWest Station – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
13500 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie

16SouthWest Village – Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 101, Chanhassen

17East Creek Station (NEW LOCATION)– Weekends & Labor Day only.
Service approximately every half hour from 7 a.m.
Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 41, Chaska

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
952-882-7500, mvta.com


18Burnsville Transit Station – Hourly service on weekdays; service every 30 minutes on weekends and Labor Day.
Hwy. 13 & Nicollet Ave.

19Eagan Transit Station – Service every 30 minutes on weekends and Labor Day.
Yankee Doodle & Pilot Knob Road at I-35E

BlueXpress
952-496-8800, bluexpressbus.com


20Marschall Road Transit Station – Hourly service from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day.
1615 Weston Court, Shakopee

EXPRESS BUS MAP & INFO:

$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.

Click to download Express Bus information. The entire Metro Transit brochure is available below by clicking the downloads button at the bottom of this column

State Fair Express Bus Service Map

BUSES OPERATE
8 A.M. - MIDNIGHT DAILY

  • Express buses serve the new State Fair Transit Hub, which is on the west side of the fairgrounds near the West End Market (formerly Heritage Square).
  • Bus departure times are approximate.

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. 1-20

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

Children age four and under ride free.

*If you purchase a group ticket, you will receive just one ticket for your group.

DOWNLOADABLES:

MSF Metro Transit Bus Schedule

The State Fair Metro Transit 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.