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! 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 every day of the Fair, from Thursday, August 6 to […]
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 every day of the Fair, from Thursday, August 6 to Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Changes for this year – Look closely at park-ride lot information.
FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE
The following Flyers operate roughly every 30 minutes.
- College – (Route 40) College Ave, at I-94 (both lots north and south of College)
- Whitnall/Hales Corners – (Route 43) I-43, east of S. 108th St.
- Brown Deer East – (Route 49) Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43
- Loomis – (Route 46) Loomis Rd., north of I-894 and south of Coldspring Rd.
FREEWAY FLYER FARE
Round-trip adult fare is $6.50 or $4.70 when paying with an M•CARD. Children (6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID pay $3.00 round-trip cash or with an M•CARD. 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 to Wisconsin State Fair operates from the Burleigh/Mayfair Collection (just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and at 114th Street). There will be NO bus 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 Burleigh/Mayfair Collection Park-Ride lot and Wisconsin State Fair Park Transit Center at Gate 4 roughly every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour.
Shuttle round-trip fare is $3.00 for adults or $2.50 when paying with an MCTS MCARD; children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and persons with disabilities with proper ID, fare is $1.50 round-trip or $1.25 with an M•CARD. Children under age 6 always ride free.
Special local service on Route 23 (Fond du Lac – National) 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.
Regular fares are in effect for Routes 23, 56, 67 and 76 which are $2.25 for adults or $1.75 with an M•CARD; and $1.10 cash or with an M•CARD for children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and individuals with disabilities with proper ID.
Press Releases by Milwaukee County Transit System
Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks.
Passengers should expect service delays, especially through the city of Milwaukee.
“I was treated with the utmost respect, and really enjoyed riding the city bus,” said national travel writer John Morris.
The Transit Center property was sold by Milwaukee County to developer Rick Barrett who is redeveloping the land into The Couture project.
The sale and demolition of the Downtown Transit Center means changes for several MCTS routes that run through Downtown Milwaukee.