Milwaukee County Transit System
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The Best Ride to the Wisconsin State Fair

Traffic and parking are as easy as pie when you ride the bus to Wisconsin State Fair!

By - Jul 31st, 2014 02:49 pm

Traffic and parking are as easy as pie when you ride the bus to Wisconsin State Fair! Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) provides several choices for an easy, convenient and economical ride that will get you straight to the gate. Freeway Flyers and Shuttles operate from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes every day of the Fair, from Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 10, 2014.

MCTS local services also provide convenient ways to get to and from the Fair, with stops near State Fair Park entrances.

Changes for this year – Look closely at park-ride lot information.

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE

Freeway Flyers operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes. The last trip leaves the Fair shortly after the Fair closes. Parking is free at park-ride lots. Flyer service operates between the following park-ride lots and the State Fair Transit Center at Gate 4:

Half-hour service:

The following Flyers operate roughly every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour:

  • College – (Route 40) – College Ave, at I-94 (both lots)
  • Whitnall/Hales Corners – (Route 46) I-43, east of S. 108th St.
  • Brown Deer East – (Route 49) Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43
  • Loomis – (Route 47) Loomis Rd., south of Coldspring Rd.

FREEWAY FLYER FARE

Round trip adult fare is $6.50 while children (6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID pay $3.00 round trip. Riders with a Weekly or Monthly Pass add $2.00. Also, on both the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS, Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle service to Wisconsin State Fair operates from the Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride Lot and the Timmerman Field Park-Ride Lot. NEW this year, Due to construction at Watertown Plank, there will be NO bus service from that park-ride lot. However, additional Shuttle service is available at Burleigh/Mayfair Collection (just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and at 114th Street). And, like last year there will also be shuttle service from the Timmerman Field Park-Ride Lot.

Shuttles operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes. Parking is free at park-ride lots. Shuttle service operates between the following park-ride lots and Wisconsin State Fair Park Transit Center at Gate 4:

Fifteen minute service:

The following Shuttle operates approximately every 12 minutes on weekends and 9 minutes on weekdays:

  • Timmerman Field – (Route 39) on Appleton Ave., just south of Silver Spring Dr.

Half-hour service:

The following Shuttle operates roughly every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour:

  • Burleigh/Mayfair Collection – (Route 45) just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and at 114th Street

SHUTTLE FARE

Shuttle round trip fare is $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 always ride free.

LOCAL SERVICE

Special local service on Route 23 buses will operate between Wisconsin Avenue and the State Fair Transit Center at Gate 4. Not all Route 23 buses serve State Fair, so fair-goers should look for Route 23 buses with a State Fair destination sign.

Local MCTS Route 56 (Greenfield Ave.) and Route 67 (N. 76th St.-S. 84th St.) also stop near State Fair Park entrances.

Regular fares are in effect for Routes 23, 56 and 67 which are $2.25 for adults; and $1.10 for children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and individuals with disabilities with proper ID. Exact fare is needed for local routes as well as for the Shuttle and Frequent Flyer buses.

Customers can find additional information and suggested routing via Google Trip Planner by visiting RideMCTS.com, or by calling the 24-hour automated bus information line at 414-344-6711.

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