State Fair Express Bus service features free parking and a direct bus ride to the fairgrounds for a small fee from farther-out suburbs around the Twin Cities.
Express Buses provided by Metro Transit, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and SouthWest Transit drop off and pick up at the Transit Hub located at Gate #16 on the west end of the fairgrounds. See a State Fair map. All express service is wheelchair accessible.
NOTE: Grandstand shows typically end between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. followed by fireworks. On Labor Day, the Grandstand show will end at approximately 4:30 p.m., and fireworks will be at 9 p.m.
Park free and ride a bus for a small fee from locations in Blaine, Minnetonka, Bloomington and Cottage Grove (red numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the map below). For information on locations, schedules, bus ride pricing, how to conveniently buy bus tickets and more, check out Metro Transit.
Serving the south metro area, MVTA provides direct bus service each day of the State Fair from locations in Burnsville, Eagan and Shakopee (light purple numbers 5, 6 and 7 in the map below). For details on schedules, bus ride pricing, how to buy bus tickets and more, check out Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
SouthWest Transit provides direct bus service to the State Fair from locations in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska (dark purple numbers 8, 9 and 10 in the map below). For more information on locations, schedules, bus ride pricing, how to buy bus tickets and more, check out SouthWest Transit. Please note that service is only available Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 24-27, and Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.
These regular Metro Transit bus routes serve the State Fairgrounds and have stops near an entrance gate. All regular-route buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks:
Visit Metro Transit Regular Route Service for a map of bus stop locations near the fairgrounds and more information. For help planning your trip, use the Metro Transit Trip Planner, Metro Transit Nextrip, call 612-373-3333 or 711 – Minnesota Relay (deaf or hard of hearing), or text your questions to 612-444-1161.
All information subject to change.