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MCTS Offers Direct Service to the Wisconsin State Fair


MILWAUKEE – Feel like a Blue Ribbon winner when you ride MCTS’s Freeway Flyers, State Fair Shuttle, Cream Puff Line or Local Routes directly to the Wisconsin State Fair, August 1 – 11, 2019. 

Below is information about all four options:

1. FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE

MCTS runs special Freeway Flyers to the Wisconsin State Fair approximately every 30 minutes (from 7:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the Fair closes), picking up at four Park-Ride Lots and dropping off at Gate 4 of State Fair Park. Fairgoers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following lots:

  • Brown Deer East – Brown Deer Road, west of I-43
  • College – College Avenue, at I-94 (both lots north and south of College Avenue)
  • Loomis – Loomis Road, north of I-894 and south of Coldspring Road
  • Whitnall/Hales Corners – I-43, east of S. 108th Street

  Regular Discounted
M•CARD  $5.00 $3.00
Cash  $7.00 $3.00
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 with proper ID. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

2. 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 a.m. until 30 minutes after the Fair 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.  

  Regular Discounted
M•CARD  $2.50 $1.25
Cash  $3.00 $1.50
1, 7 or 31-Day Pass No additional fee   No additional fee 
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Ticket    No additional fee   No additional fee 
Valid Transfer - Tap Card No additional fee No additional fee

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

3. CREAM PUFF LINE AND LOCAL ROUTES

The Cream Puff Line operates between Downtown Milwaukee 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 digital destination sign. The Cream Puff Line serves all GreenLine stops on Water Street between Juneau and National, all BlueLine bus stops from Walker’s Point to Greenfield & 70th, and all Route 56 bus stops on Greenfield Avenue between 70th and 84th, with a final stop at State Fair.

The Cream Puff Line runs approximately every 20 minutes. After 7:00 p.m., it runs approximately every 30 minutes. Regular bus fares apply.

4. LOCAL ROUTES

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. 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.