Shuttles & Transit

Shuttles and Transit Options

MCTS Shuttles:

The shuttles will serve the Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot (Route 45 – Watertown Plank Road, west of I-41/US 45) and operates daily to the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Shuttles from Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride Lot run approximately every 9-12 minutes. Parking is FREE. Service begins at 7:30 am until one half-hour after Fair closes. Shuttle fare is $3 cash round trip for adults or $2.50 using an MCTS M*CARD with Stored Cash Value. Children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities pay $1.50 cash or $1.25 in Stored Cash Value with an MCTS M*CARD. Exact fare required.

MCTS Freeway Flyers:

Park FREE at any of the following Park-Ride Lots: Brown Deer Road west of I-43 (Route 49); College Ave. at I-94 (North and South lots – Route 40); Whitnall/Hales Corners at I-43 east of S. 108th St. (Route 43); Loomis at Loomis Rd., south of Coldspring Rd (Route 46). Flyers operate between 7:30 am until one half-hour after Fair closure to the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Service is approximately every half-hour. Flyer fare is $7 round trip for adults, $3 for children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities. Exact fare required. With Stored Value on an MCTS M*CARD, round-trip freeway flyer fare is $5 for adults and $3 for children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities.

MCTS Local Routes:

Look for the Cream Puff Line (formerly Route 23 to State Fair) with special daily local service between Wisconsin Avenue and Gate 4. Local service to State Fair Park is also available on Routes 56 (Greenfield Ave.), 67 (N. 76th – S. 84th) and 76 (N. 60th – S. 70th). Regular bus fares apply. Exact fare required.

More information on MCTS transportation to the Fair is available at 414.344.6711 or

For information on MCTS transportation to Summerfest and other festivals from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot please click here.


Park FREE, then, enjoy GO Riteway’s daily round-trip shuttle service, throughout the day, from two convenient locations in Washington County: Washington County Fair Park at Highway 45 and Pleasant Valley Road and the Life Church parking lot in Germantown Center, Mequon Road and Squire Drive.

Round-trip fare to the Fair: Adults aged 12-59 $15; Seniors 60+ or disabled $10; children aged 7-11 $5 and children under 7 ride FREE. For departure and return times, location details and complete information please visit or call 262.677.3282.


Head to the Fair on the Waukesha County shuttle with pick-ups and drop-offs from three convenient locations along I-94. The first bus departs Goerke’s Corners (I-94/Hwy 18 Park-Ride Lot at Barker Road) at 7:25 am, with departures every 30 minutes until the last departure at 7:55 pm. Departures from the Nagawaukee Park-Ride Lot in Delafield (I-94 & Hwy 83) begin at 7:30 am and depart every 30 minutes until 7:30 pm. Departures from the Meadowbrook Park-Ride Lot in Pewaukee (I-94 & Hwy G) begin at 7:40 am and depart every 30 minutes until 7:40 pm.

Parking is FREE at each location. The shuttle drops off at the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4 with return trips every 30 minutes at the top of the hour and on the :30’s. Regular round-trip fare is $8. Seniors (65+) and children (6-11) are $6. Children 5 years and under and strollers are FREE. For schedules and more details visit


For information on purchases of 50 or more State Fair admission tickets, corporate parties and bus group tours, please contact or 414-266-7028. Bus groups enter the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Free off-site bus parking with shuttle service and FREE admission for drivers is available when coordinating with State Fair in advance.

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