The Minnesota State Fair is set for ​Aug. 22 through Sept. 2 and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will be offering direct bus service to and from Burnsville and Eagan every day of the fair and service from Shakopee on weekends and Labor Day.

Payment for those who choose to pay cash while boarding is $6. (Exact change is required. Drivers don’t make change.)

Discount round-trip tickets can be bought via the Ride MVTA app for $5. The Ride MVTA app is available at Google Play or the App Store.

People can also purchase $5 tickets online at https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/1.26/0baf77/#/select.

For more details on payment options, go to www.mvta.com.

Express sites to fair

You can get to the State Fair any day of the fair from Burnsville Transit Station and Eagan Transit Station. This year, MVTA will have several more buses dedicated to fair service during peak travel times. The Eagan station historically has plenty of space in the ramp to accommodate State Fair traffic. Burnsville has overflow parking available nearby at Heart of the City and the Traveler’s Trail parking areas.

Burnsville:​ Burnsville Transit Station, Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue. Hourly service weekdays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 30-minute service on weekends and Labor Day begins at 7 a.m. Return service from the fair is from noon to midnight for all sites. State Fair buses will board at Bay A at Burnsville Transit Station.

Eagan:​ Eagan Transit Station, Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob Road at I-35E. Hourly service on weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 30-minute service from 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day. Return service from the fair is from noon to midnight for all sites.

Weekends and Labor Day only

Shakopee: Shakopee will provide service to the State Fair on weekends and Labor Day only. The weekend service from Marschall Road Transit Station, 1615 Weston Ct., will be hourly from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Return service from the fair is from noon to midnight for all sites.

Children ages 4 and under ride free.

Riders should note that Go-To Cards, SuperSaver Cards, College Passes and MetroPasses are not accepted for the State Fair Express service.

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