State Fair Express Bus services feature free parking and a direct bus ride to the fairgrounds for a small fee from farther-out suburbs around the Twin Cities. Please note that face coverings are required on all buses.
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.
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 6:30 p.m., and fireworks will be at 9 p.m.
Park free and ride a bus for a small fee from several locations around the Twin Cities. For information on locations, schedules, how to conveniently buy bus tickets and more, check out Metro Transit. (Please note that the number of State Fair Express Bus locations is limited this year due to a shortage of bus drivers, and some previous years’ locations are not available due to construction or property development.)
Serving the south metro area, MVTA provides direct bus service each day of the State Fair. For more information on locations in Burnsville, Eagan and Shakopee, plus details on schedules, bus ride pricing, how to buy tickets and more, check out Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
SouthWest Transit provides direct bus service each day of the State Fair from locations in Chanhassen, Chaska and Eden Prairie. For more information on locations, schedules, bus ride pricing, how to buy tickets and more, check out SouthWest Transit.
Several regular Metro Transit bus routes border the fairgrounds and have stops near an entrance gate:
Visit metrotransit.org/State-Fair for more information. Metro Transit representatives are also available at 612-373-3333 or 711 – Minnesota Relay (deaf or hard of hearing).
Face coverings are required on all buses. All information subject to change.