Guests of the Washington State Fair can save on gas and parking, avoid the traffic, and enjoy the biggest party in the state by bus or commuter rail this year. Pierce Transit and Sound Transit will operate special service during the Fair to provide Fair guests an easy option for getting to the Fair. Purchase State Fair tickets before you go: www.thefair.com/tickets.
Pierce Transit Fair Express Bus
Washington State Fair guests can make their first ride on Pierce Transit’s “Fair Express” starting opening day, Sept. 11, 2015. Pierce Transit will offer express service to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup through closing day, Sept. 27. Riders can park FREE and catch the Fair Express from three locations; Tacoma Mall, Lakewood Towne Center and South Hill Mall. Fair Express service begins daily at 9:15 a.m. with the last trip leaving the Fair at 11:30 p.m. daily. Pierce Transit’s local Routes 4, 400, 402 and 425 will also serve the Washington State Fair. For more information about the Fair Express, visit: www.piercetransit.org/washington-state-fair-express.
Sound Transit Sounder Fair Service
Once again this year you can let go and ride the Sounder train to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup! Special Sounder trains will run on two Saturdays, Sept. 19 and 26, serving nine stations between Everett and Puyallup. From Puyallup Station, you can jump on a free awaiting Pierce Transit bus to the Fair’s Red Gate. For more information and Sounder schedules visit www.soundtransit.org/soundertothefair. To purchase a bundled ticket that includes taking the Sounder Train and Fair gate admission, visit www.thefair.com/deals/.
Sound Transit Express Bus
Sound Transit Express Route 578 also runs between Seattle and Puyallup seven days a week. Riders can check the schedule here: www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/ST-Express-Bus/578.