Milwaukee County Transit System
Press Release

MCTS Offers Blue Ribbon Service to the Wisconsin State Fair

Riders must pay the full amount of fare when boarding all routes to the Wisconsin State Fair.

By - Aug 1st, 2018 02:29 pm

Milwaukee, WI – Have a “Wonder-Fair” ride with MCTS to the Wisconsin State Fair August 2 – 12. MCTS’ Freeway Flyers, State Fair Shuttle, Cream Puff Line and Local Routes take riders directly to State Fair Park.

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE
MCTS runs special Freeway Flyers to the Wisconsin State Fair approximately every 30 minutes, picking up at five Park-Ride Lots and dropping off at Gate 4 of State Fair Park. Fair-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following lots:

  • Brown Deer East – Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43
  • College – College Ave, at I-94 (both lots north and south of College)
  • Loomis – Loomis Rd., north of I-894 and south of Coldspring Rd.
  • Whitnall/Hales Corners – I-43, east of S. 108th St.
2018 Freeway Flyer Summer Service to Wisconsin State Fair

2018 Freeway Flyer Summer Service to Wisconsin State Fair

Freeway Flyer Fare

Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride  $5.00 $3.00
Cash Ride  $7.00 $3.00
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Pass Free Free
1, 7 or 31 – Day Pass Additional $2.50 Additional $0.80
Valid Transfer – Tap card Additional $2.50 Additional $0.80

DISCOUNTED: Children (ages 6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

STATE FAIR SHUTTLE

  • Watertown Plank Road – just west of US Hwy 45, at the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard

Shuttle service operates every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until 30 minutes after the park closes. You can board the Shuttle at the Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride Lot and go directly to Gate 4 of State Fair Park. The Shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes.

Shuttle Fare

Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride $2.50 $1.25
Cash Ride $3.00 $1.25
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Pass Free Free
1, 7 or 31 – Day Pass Free Free
Valid Transfer – Tap card Free Free

DISCOUNTED: Children (ages 6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

CREAM PUFF LINE AND LOCAL ROUTES

Cream Puff Line. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

Cream Puff Line. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

The Cream Puff Line operates between Wisconsin Avenue and Gate 4 of State Fair Park. Riders should look for bus stops with the Cream Puff Line signs and buses with the “Cream Puff Line – State Fair” in the destination sign.

Local Routes 56 (Greenfield Avenue), 67 (N.76th – S. 84th Streets) and 76 (N. 60th – S. 70th Streets) also stop near the Fair and get riders within walking distance of the grounds. For the Cream Puff Line and all local routes, regular bus fares apply.

Riders must pay the full amount of fare when boarding all routes to the Wisconsin State Fair. Exact fare is required. U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare on all routes.

Plan your trip to the Wisconsin State Fair at RideMCTS.com or download the Ride MCTS app.

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