Public Transportation

Fairtime Transit Options

Save time, gas and parking fees! These special public transportation options are available exclusively during the Washington State Fair, September 11-27, 2015.

Sounder Train

The fun starts sooner when you take the train! Ride the Sounder train to the Washington State Fair in September on select Saturdays.  

Your first Fair ride can be the one that takes you there - the Sounder train. With the money you'll save on gas and parking, you can buy more scones and lemonade. Trains will run on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 serving nine stations from Everett to Puyallup.

Boarding locations: Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Seattle, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn & Sumner

Free connector bus to Fair - Pierce Transit will operate a connector bus from Puyallup Station to the Red Gate. Connector bus service is complimentary when either a Sounder train ticket or ORCA card is shown upon boarding.  Or, it’s a quick and easy walk to the Fair, just 5 blocks away.

2015 Sounder to the Fair Schedule

ORCA may help save money on train fare.

Pierce Transit Fair Express Bus

The Fair Express is back! During the Washington State Fair, Sept. 11 - 27, guests can catch Pierce Transit buses with direct service to the Fair's Blue Gate. Free parking is available at Lakewood Towne Center, Tacoma Mall and South Hill Mall for Fair Express service. The Fair Express bus service will run hourly from approximately 9:15am to 10:30pm Monday - Thursday and run every 30 minutes from approximately 9:15am to 11:30pm Friday - Sunday. For concertgoers, the Fair Express Bus will operate a special bus directly after the concerts end, just head to the Blue Gate immediately after the show!

Fares are set at Pierce Transit’s regular one-way rates of $2 for adults, $0.75 for seniors and youth ages 6 to 18 years, and free for age 5 and younger. Riders who show a Regional Reduced Fare Permit may ride for $0.75. Riders may use their ORCA cards for the service.

For additional information and a detailed schedule, visit the Pierce Transit website or call (253) 581-8000, option 1. For local Pierce Transit bus routes, use the convenient Pierce Transit Trip Planner online tool to make planning your trip to the Fair a breeze.

Special needs riders - Pierce Transit SHUTTLE

Specialized transportation is available for registered SHUTTLE customers. Call Pierce Transit at 253-581-8000, option 1, then 2, then 1, one to five days in advance to schedule your trip. SHUTTLE drops off and picks up in the Blue Gate parking lot at the Washington State Fair.

Note: to assist with the City of Puyallup's traffic control plan, Pierce Transit does not service stops between 7th Ave and 14th Ave on Meridian, except for Blue Gate Service, during the Washington State Fair. This affects routes 402 and 425.

Sound Transit Buses

ST Express options
Sound Transit

Visit Sound Transit online or call (888) 889-6368. Now offering service between Seattle and Puyallup seven days a week, via route #578!

Route #574
Take from SeaTac and/or Federal Way to Lakewood Towne Center. During the Washington State Fair, transfer to Fair Express bus.
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Route #578
Take from Seattle to Puyallup Station. Walk five blocks to the Fair.
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Kiwanis Fair Shuttle Service

Unfortunately the Kiwanis Fair Shuttle will not be running for the 2015 Washington State Fair.

Year-Round Transit Options

Get to the Washington State Fair Events Center in a breeze! These transit options are conveniently available year round, with direct service to Puyallup.

Puyallup Connector

Pierce Transit’s Route 425 is a convenient way to get to the Washington State Fair Events Center. Direct transit service is available from downtown Puyallup and South Hill with trips seven days a week. Stops are located on Meridian to provide easy access to activities at the Washington State Fair Events Center. The Puyallup Connector is easily recognized with its Puyallup Connector logo. For more information on schedule and fare information, visit Pierce Transit’s website or call Pierce Transit Customer Services at 253-581-8000.


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