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Ride to the Fun! MCTS Has Two Regular Bus Routes That Serve State Fair Park


 

Any festivalgoers or employees heading to and from State Fair Park in August 2022 can ride MCTS’s two regular 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 in the Umo 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 18:  

  • Route 18 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 18 runs primarily along W. Greenfield Avenue from Greenfield & S. 124th Street on the west end to Kilbourn & Water on the east end. The route also runs on National between 84th Street & 112th Street.     

  • Route 18 operates between the hours of approximately 4:10 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 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.  

Fares: 

  • Note: Is your whole family planning to ride the bus to State Fair? If so, we suggest paying for a group fare on an M-Card (just tell the driver you need to pay for all of your family members before touching your card to the farebox) or with cash. The Umo app does not currently support group purchases). 

Trip Planning: 

  • Passengers can plan their MCTS bus ride to State Fair 2022 by using the Trip Planning tool on RideMCTS.com or the Umo 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. 

ParaTransit: 

  • Milwaukee County's paratransit service, Transit Plus, will also be providing rides to State Fair for $4 each way. Riders should contact their assigned van provider (First Transit - 414-817-9860, or Transit Express at 414-264-7433 ext. 3) to schedule a ride to the fun. Visit RideMCTS.com/Accessibility to find out if you're eligible.