Summerfest

SUMMERFEST

Getting to and from Summerfest is easy, safe and convenient when you let MCTS do the driving! 

 

Summerfest Logo


No matter if you take a local route from Bay View, Bronzeville or the East Side, the Summerfest shuttle from downtown or a Freeway Flyer from the suburbs; MCTS offers several choices to get to the Big Gig. 


Summerfest Bus

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE SERVICE

The Summerfest Shuttle operates Downtown from 11:30 am to 12:30 am every day during Summerfest and provides service to the North Gate. Bus service runs approximately every 10 minutes. You can catch the Shuttle at numerous stops along Wisconsin Avenue, see the map below or just look for the stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

MCTS offers numerous regular routes that travel to the downtown area, from there passengers can connect to a Shuttle. Use the trip planner at RideMCTS.com to figure out the best way to get from your door to Summerfest.


Shuttle Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD - $2.50
  • Cash - $3.00
  • M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass - Free

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

  • MCTS M•CARD - $1.25
  • Cash - $1.50
  • MCTS M•CARD with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass - Free




Summerfest Bus

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE

Freeway Flyers operate from nine Park-Ride lots to the Summerfest Main Gate. Flyers provide service on weekdays, approximately every 30 minutes from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm, and approximately every 15 minutes from 5:00 pm to 12:30 am. On Saturdays and Sundays service is every 15-20 minutes. Times may be impacted by construction and peak traffic periods.

Pre-Fare

 

New this year – MCTS Pre>Fare, a new digital bus ticket that's good for a round-tip on any MCTS Summerfest Freeway Flyer. 

Pre>Fare is quicker, easier and cheaper than paying with cash ($5.50 vs $6.50). Visit RideMCTS.com/PreFare for more information and to buy your ticket.

Freeway Flyer Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD Stored Value - $4.70                   
  • MCTS M•CARD with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer - Tap card. Will be charged an additional $2.   
  • Pre>Fare - $5.50
  • Cash - $6.50  

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

  • MCTS M•CARD or Pre>Fare or Cash - $3
  • MCTS M•CARD with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer - Tap card. Will be charged an additional 80 cents.

Below is a list of Park-Ride lots where you can catch a Freeway Flyer to Summerfest.

*State Fair Park Ride Lot will charge a $4 fee during Summerfest.


Summerfest Bus

OZAUKEE COUNTY EXPRESS

Ozaukee County Express provides Summerfest service from 11:30 am to 12:30 am each day, starting at the Saukville Wal-Mart (Hwy 33/Green Bay Ave.). The bus will depart 13 minutes later from the Target/Home Depot (Hwy 60) in Grafton. Service is approximately every 20 minutes except:

  • Weekdays & Saturdays from 5 pm to 9 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm; service increases to approximately every 15 minutes
  • Sundays before 1 pm and after 6 pm; service is approximately every half hour

Ozaukee County Express Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD - $4.70
  • Pre>Fare - $5.50
  • Cash - $7.00 

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

  • MCTS M•CARD or Pre>Fare - $3
  • Cash - $3.50


Please Note

  • On all routes to Summerfest, the U-PASS (summer semester), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.
  • Park in designated spaces at the park-ride lots to ensure buses and patrols can get through the lots easily. 
  • Cars that are parked illegally could receive tickets and/or be towed by local authorities. 
  • In order to keep your car safe in a parking lot, we recommend you do not leave anything of value in your car and do not leave anything in view in the passenger compartment. Always lock your doors and report any issues to the police agency where the lot is located.
  • Times may vary due to construction and traffic delays. Service does not operate on Monday, July 4th when Summerfest is closed. We are not responsible for missed admission promotions offered by Summerfest which typically end at 3 PM. Please plan your trip to Summerfest to account for possible construction and/or traffic delays.