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Minnesota State Fair FAQ's

How often does State Fair Express Bus Service Operate?

From Burnsville Transit Station (Highway 13/Nicollet)

Note: Buses do NOT serve Burnsville High School. Overflow parking will be available at the southwest corner of Highway 13 & Nicollet via Travelers Trail.

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) Buses depart Burnsville Transit Station hourly from 8am to 7pm. Buses depart the Fairgrounds hourly from Noon to Midnight.

Weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day) Buses depart Burnsville Transit Station every 30 minutes (:00 and :30) from 8am to 7pm. Buses depart the Fairgrounds every 30 minutes (:00 and :30) from Noon to Midnight.

From Eagan Transit Station (Yankee Doodle/Pilot Knob) NOW SERVING EAGAN ALL 12 DAYS OF THE FAIR!

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) Buses depart Eagan Transit Station hourly from 10am to 7pm. Buses depart the Fairgrounds hourly from Noon to Midnight.

Weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day) Buses depart Eagan Transit Station every 30 minutes (:00 and :30) from 8am to 7pm. Buses depart the Fairgrounds every 30 minutes (:00 and :30) from Noon to Midnight.

From Marschall Road Transit Station (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) No Service

Weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day) Buses depart Marschall Road Transit Station hourly from 8am to 7pm. Buses depart the Fairgrounds hourly from Noon to Midnight.

State Fairgrounds Bus Transit Hub is located at the West end of the Fairgrounds near the West End Market (formerly Heritage Square)

Does MVTA Accept Advance Purchase Tickets? No. MVTA will not accept or honor advance purchase tickets. Fare must be paid in cash.

How Much Does State Fair Express Bus Service Cost? Round-Trip Cash Fares are $5.00 for Adults, Seniors and Youth. (Pay as you board, this covers your round-trip.) Children age 4 and under ride free.

Can I bring a bike, stroller or wagon on the bus?

Buses can carry a maximum of two bicycles. Be sure to plan return trips with sufficient time to get home should all racks be filled.

Strollers are allowed, but must be collapsed and kept with the rider.

Wagons are not allowed on buses.

MVTA Offices Will Be Closed Friday, July 3

MVTA offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

Buses will operate a WEEKEND schedule this day.

Burnsville Transit Station Construction Continues

The Burnsville Transit Station is receiving a face-lift and construction.  Riders are asked to avoid parking areas that might be marked off.  The project includes replacement of pavers, widening of the roadway between the parking deck and the transit station and concrete repair.  The project is to be complete before State Fair in August.

Reminder: Overnight parking is not permitted. Park only in designated parking spots. Thank you.

Check Out the New MVTA-Prior Lake-Shakopee "Peel" Wraps

We are excited to unveil our new bus-wraps expressing the recent merger of the BlueXpress routes under MVTA's service. 

MVTA merger with Shakopee, Prior Lake official Jan. 1

Read the article here