Here at MVTA Customer Service, we answer a lot of questions - especially when State Fair rolls around! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Riding the bus to the State Fair costs $5.00 per person. ONLY CASH can be used to pay this fare. Drivers don't have access to cash and can't make change for you. So be sure to arrive with a $5.00 bill in hand! Only cash can be used to pay for this service. More details are available here.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY RETURN TRIP?

Your return trip is covered when you pay $5.00 CASH as you board the bus to go to the fair!

ARE YOUR BUSES ACCESSIBLE?

Absolutely. All MVTA buses are accessible and equipped to carry two wheelchairs. More information can be found here.

WHERE DO I GET ON THE BUS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS?

Buses drop-off and pick-up at the Transit Hub near the West End Market at the fairgrounds. See this map for details. 

WHAT TIME DOES THE LAST BUS LEAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS?

The last bus leaves the fairgrounds at Midnight. Please plan accordingly.

WHAT IF I SHOW UP AND THE BUS IS FULL?

Great question! We do our best to send another bus, when one is available. Please keep in mind that we do continue to operate our regular MVTA bus service during State Fair, so we have every bus in our fleet out delivering people to their destinations.  So the best answer to this one... Visit with other people in line, plan out all the delicious foods you want to try when you get there, or begin a sing-along! 

CAN I BRING A STROLLER ON THE BUS?

Yep, absolutely. BUT. The stroller must be collapsed and kept out of the aisle.  This is for the safety of your child(ren) as well as the safety of all other riders on the bus. No, you can't bring a wagon on the bus - sorry.

CAN I BRING A BIKE ON THE BUS?

Technically, yes. Each MVTA bus is equipped with a bike rack that holds two bicycles. Bikes can not be transported inside the bus. Bicycles are not allowed at the fairgrounds.

CAN I USE MY METROPASS TO PAY MY FARE?

No. Only cash payment of $5.00 is accepted for State Fair Express Service.

IF I WANT TO RIDE THE BUS AND ONLY HAVE A $100 BILL, CAN THE DRIVER MAKE CHANGE FOR ME?

No. No, the driver can't make change for you. Please arrive with a $5.00 bill ready to pay your fare. We can't stress this enough. Obviously. :)