Approximately half of Minnesota State Fair guests arrive at the fairgrounds via bus. There are two bus services available:
Park & Ride: Park free and ride free to the fair. Most of these locations are near the fairgrounds. Buses run approximately every 20 minutes 8 a.m. to midnight daily. For more information click here.
Express Bus Service: Park free and take an express bus to the fairgrounds for $5 per person (cash) roundtrip (children 4 and under are free; discounts available for advance purchase and for groups of 4 or more). These lots are located a little farther from the fairgrounds, many in the outer Twin Cities suburbs. Buses at most locations run approximately every 20 minutes 8 a.m. to midnight daily. For more information click here. (2014 details will be posted this summer.)
In addition, regular Metro Transit buses stop near the fair. For info, click here.
For info on bus parking for groups, click here.