Special express bus routes to the Minnesota State Fair will run on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day from the Marschall Road Transit Station in Shakopee. Round-trip service is $5. However, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is currently offering discount tickets online at www.mvta.com through Aug. 23.
MVTA has provided special service to the State Fair since 1996. Last year, 8,803 fair-goers boarded weekend and Labor Day buses in Shakopee. Weekday express service to the fair is available from Burnsville Transit Station and Eagan Transit Station.
“Using public transportation is a convenient way to get to the fair,” said MVTA Executive Director Luther Wynder. “My first ride on an MVTA bus was going to the State Fair and it was a great experience. I hope to see many more riders join me this year. Whether you’re a first-time transit rider or a long-time customer, we encourage residents to ride the bus for a convenient trip and to minimize congestion near the fairgrounds.”
Express Sites to fair:
Shakopee: Marschall Road Transit Station, 1615 Weston Ct.
Hourly service from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day.
Burnsville: Burnsville Transit Station, Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue.
Hourly service weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 30-minute service on weekends and Labor Day.
Eagan: Eagan Transit Station, Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob Road at I-35E.
Hourly service on weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 30-minute service from 8 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day.
Return service from the fair is from noon to midnight for all sites.
Note: Go-To Cards, SuperSaver Cards, College Passes and MetroPasses are not accepted for the State Fair Express service