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Ride To The Fun! MCTS Has Four Regular Bus Routes That Serve State Fair Park


Any festivalgoers or employees heading to and from State Fair Park in August 2021 can ride MCTS’s network of every-day bus routes, including four routes that have stops near the grounds! Details on each of those options are below. 

Passengers can plan their bus ride by using the Trip Planning tool on RideMCTS.com or the Ride MCTS app. Or, for personalized assistance planning your bus ride, you can call the MCTS Customer Service Center Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 414-937-3218.

Route 33:

  • Route 33 has multiple bus stops along S. 84th Street on the western side of State Fair Park. The bus stops closest to State Fair Park on S. 84th Street are at Greenfield (Expo Center), Washington (Gate 4), Schlinger (Gate 5) and Adler (Pettit National Ice Center). 
  • Route 33’s routing travels along portions of 84th Street, Glenview Avenue, Harwood Avenue, Harmonee Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue, Vliet Street, Juneau Avenue, ending near Prospect & State in downtown Milwaukee.
  • Route 33 operates between the hours of approximately 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. depending on the day of the week. See the full schedule and view a map of the routing here.

Route 56:

  • Route 56 has multiple bus stops along Greenfield Avenue on the southern side of State Fair Park. The bus stops closest to State Fair Park on Greenfield Avenue are at S. 84th (Expo Center), S. 81st (Gate 2 – Milwaukee Mile Grandstand) and S. 78th-S.79th (Gate 1 – Milwaukee Mile Track).
  • Route 56 runs primarily along W. Greenfield Avenue from Greenfield & S. 124th Street on the west end to S. 1st-Kinnickinnic & Mitchell on the east end. The route also runs on Burnham Street between S. 60th and Miller Park Way.   
  • Route 56 operates between the hours of approximately 4:15 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. depending on the day of the week. See the full schedule and view a map of the routing here.

Route 76 (S. 76th Street Branch):

  • Route 76 has multiple bus stops along S. 76th Street, which is just east of State Fair Park and the Milwaukee Mile. The bus stops closest to State Fair Park on S. 76th Street are at Greenfield (several blocks to Gate 2 – Milwaukee Mile Grandstand), Pierce (Gate 9) and Adler-Main (Gate 8 – Park & Ride Lot).  
  • Route 76 operates from Brown Deer Road & N. 96th on the north end to S. 76th & Grange Avenue in Greendale (near Southridge Mall) on the south end, serving major corridors like N. 60th Street (every bus) and S. 76th Street (every other bus).
  • Anyone riding southbound Route 76 to get within a few blocks of State Fair Park must be sure they board a Route 76 bus with the words “76 TO SOUTHRIDGE VIA S. 76TH / 76 N. 60TH-S. 76TH” displayed on the digital screens at the front and side of the bus.  Buses reading “76 TO SOUTHRIDGE VIA S. 68TH / 76 N. 60TH-S. 70TH ” do not run close to State Fair Park.
  • Route 76 operates between the hours of approximately 4:30 a.m. – 1:50 a.m. depending on the day of the week. See the full schedule and view a map of the routing here.

Route 67 (S. 84th Street Branch):

  • Route 67 has multiple bus stops along S. 84th Street on the western side of State Fair Park. The bus stops closest to State Fair Park on S. 84th Street are at Greenfield (Expo Center), Washington (Gate 4), Schlinger (Gate 5) and Adler (Pettit National Ice Center). 
  • Route 67 operates as far south as Layton Avenue and 84 South (between S. 84th Street and S. 92nd Street in Greenfield) and as far north as Brown Deer Road and Northridge on N. 76th Street, serving major corridors like N. 76th Street (every bus) and S. 84th Street (every other bus).
  • Anyone riding southbound Route 67 to State Fair Park must be sure they board a Route 67 bus with the words “67 TO LAYTON / 67 VIA S. 84TH” displayed on the digital screens at the front and side of the bus.  Buses reading “67 TO LAYTON / 67 VIA S. 92ND” do not run close to State Fair Park.
  • Route 67 operates between the hours of approximately 4:00 a.m. – 1:40 a.m. depending on the day of the week. See the full schedule and view a map of the routing here.