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Wisconsin State Fair

MCTS is the blue ribbon choice for an easy, safe and convenient way to get to the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair! Our Shuttles, Freeway Flyers and local routes all take riders straight to the gates of State Fair Park August 2 through August 12.
Cream Puff Line service to the State Fair

MCTS offers special service from Downtown Milwaukee to the Wisconsin State Fair via the Cream Puff Line (map). 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 on the State Fair Grounds. View the Cream Puff Line schedule.

Regular fares are in effect for the Cream Puff Line.

Watertown Plank Shuttle

Shuttle service operates every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until 30 minutes after the Fair closes. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes from the Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride lot to Gate 4 of State Fair Park. The Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride lot is located at the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard, just west of US Hwy 45. Parking is free.

Round Trip Shuttle Fare

  Regular Discounted
MCTS M•CARD Ride  $2.50 $1.25
Cash Ride  $3.00 $1.50
M•CARD / 1, 7 or 31-Day Pass  Free Free
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Ticket  Free Free
Freeway Flyer service

Freeway Flyers operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until 30 minutes after the Fair closes. Flyers provide service approximately every 30 minutes between the following park-ride lots and Gate 4 of State Fair Park:

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

Round Trip Freeway Flyer Fare

  Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride $5.00 $3.00
Cash Ride $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
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Ticket  Free Free
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)

Local service to the State Fair

Take Milwaukee's original ride share to State Fair. Several of our local routes stop near the Fair gates. Plan your trip, get on board and get to the Fair without the hassle or cost of parking.

Regular fares are in effect for all local routes.

  • Pro Tip: Use the Ride MCTS app to buy a 24-hour Pass for $5. That's the easiest, fastest way to get to the fair -- no matter which bus, shuttle or route you take!
  • On all routes to the Wisconsin State Fair, the U-PASS (summer semester), GO Pass ($1 Day Pass applies), New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.
  • Park in designated spaces at the Park-Lide 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.