The following information applied to the 2017 fair. We'll update 2018 details in the spring and summer!

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.