Approximately half of Minnesota State Fair guests arrive at the fairgrounds via bus. There are two bus services available:

State Fair Park & Ride: Park free and ride free to the fair. Most of these locations are near the fairgrounds. Buses operate from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.

Metro Transit Express Bus Service: Park free and take an express bus to the fairgrounds for a nominal cash fee roundtrip (children 4 and under are free; discounts available for advance purchase and for groups of four or more). These lots are located a little further from the fairgrounds, many in the outer Twin Cities suburbs. Buses at most locations operate from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.

In addition, regular Metro Transit buses stop near the fair.