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DART to the State Fair
September 30 October 23, 2022

DART to the State Fair September 30  October 23, 2022. More time enjoying the fair, less time getting there.
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Click here to view the DART Rail System Map
Click here to get transit directions to Fair Park Station Click here to get transit directions to
Fair Park Station
DART takes you straight to the gate -- and straight to the savings! Using the promo code provided by the GoPass app, receive $5 off fair admission Monday-Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, save $7! To enjoy this special pricing, simply enter the code when purchasing your fair admission on the State Fair's website. All aboard for savings!

Buying your pass is simpler than ever. Just use any contactless card or mobile device. Tap and go -- it's that easy! See the DART Fare Information section below for complete details.



Making your trip to the State Fair a snap.


DART makes it easy and affordable to enjoy your day at the fair. Just ride the DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, or MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Also, you can park for free at any of DART's Park & Ride stations. Find your most convenient parking option here.

If you're riding DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas, you can transfer easily to the Green Line. From downtown Dallas, board Green Line trains marked "BUCKNER," "LAWNVIEW" or "FAIR PARK":

  • Southbound Red, Blue and Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.

  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.

  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.

  • Extra Green Line trains will run on a loop between downtown Dallas and Fair Park approximately every 10 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Every day during the fair's 24-day run, all Orange Line trains will offer extended service to Parker Road Station.

  • All rail lines will operate on a 20-minute frequency until 10 p.m. daily.

  • Note: For the OU-Texas game on Saturday, October 8, DART will operate a modified rail schedule. Click here for complete details about the schedule on that day.
View DART Rail schedules effective Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 23.

  • TRE passengers transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station.

  • Departure times of the last TRE train to Fort Worth:
    Monday-Thursday: 10:24 p.m. from EBJ Union Station and 10:33 p.m. from Victory Station (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station Monday through Thursday is 9:48 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 9:51 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    Friday: Midnight from EBJ Union Station and 12:05 a.m. from Victory Station (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station Fridays is 11:18 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 11:21 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
    Saturdays and Sundays during the fair: 11:30 p.m. from EBJ Union Station and 11:35 p.m. from Victory Station. (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station weekends is 10:48 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 10:51 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
View TRE schedules at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.

DART Fare Information

Stay on the move with contactless payments!


DART offers four great contactless options that make buying your pass fast, safe, and convenient:
  1. GoPass® app: Download the latest version of the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. Just be sure to activate your DART pass before you board.

  2. GoPass® Tap: Available at 7-Eleven and hundreds of participating retailers, GoPass Tap is the reloadable transit card that automatically gives you the best fare every time you ride. Simply tap your card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding, and your fare is deducted automatically.

  3. Credit or debit card: Buy your DART pass with any contactless credit or debit card. Just tap your contactless card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding -- and you're on your way to all the fun of the fair!

  4. Mobile device: Using your preferred mobile payment app -- such as Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay -- simply tap your mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus to buy your pass.




Even more ways DART is giving you a smooth ride.


DART buses receive nightly cleanings and light rail vehicles are cleaned at the eight terminus stations throughout the day with a focus on high touch areas including handrails, door buttons, grab rails and hanging straps. Masks are not required, but if you wish to wear one, DART provides complimentary masks and hand sanitizer on board.

Know Your Fare


Day Pass Prices
DART Local $6.00  

Please remember!

Hang onto your pass,
as proof of payment is required to ride.
Regional $12.00  
Reduced $3.00  

Local
— All DART Rail and buses
— Trinity Railway Express trains between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
 
Regional
— All DART Rail and buses
— All Trinity Railway Express service
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
— Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, including TEXRail; and DCTA in Denton County, including the A-train
 
Reduced
— All DART Rail and buses
— All Trinity Railway Express service
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
— Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, including TEXRail; and DCTA in Denton County, including the A-train

Reduced fares are applicable for the following:
— Seniors (65 or older) with valid DART-issued photo ID
— Non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities with valid DART-issued photo ID (Click here to view medical certificate or state or federal disability identifications required for proof of disability)
— Children ages 5-14, including middle school students. Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid fare (up to two children).
— High school students with a valid DART Service Area high school ID, or a valid DART-issued student ID.
— Full-time undergraduate college/trade school students attending schools that are located in the DART Service Area but not participating in the Higher Education Program, with valid DART-issued student photo ID. To find out if your school participates, visit DART.org/students.
— Discount GoPass Tap card program participants with valid DART-issued GoPass Tap card.
— Reduced Fare GoPass Tap card holders with valid DART-issued GoPass Tap card.

Note: Dallas College, SMU and UTD participate in a contracted pass program with DART. For that reason, Dallas College, SMU and UTD students do not qualify for reduced fares purchased on the GoPass® mobile ticketing app, from a Ticket Vending Machine or from a bus farebox.

Dallas College students: Please visit Dallas College's website for pass information.
SMU students: Please contact the SMU Parking and ID Card Services Office for pass information.
UTD students: Please contact the UTD Parking and Transportation Office for pass information.

For a complete list of available DART fares, click here.
View the State Fair of Texas website in a new browser window

2022 State Fair of Texas


HOURS:
Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 9 p.m. Sundays - Thursdays. Buildings remain open until 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

Parking gates and ticket booths open at 9 a.m. daily.
Sheraton Dallas near Pearl/Arts District Station
Looking for a hotel
for your visit to
the State Fair of Texas?

Check out this listing for hotels along the DART Rail lines.

State Fair of Texas Midway and Fair Park Museum hours vary.

TICKET PRICES:
For State Fair admission pricing and information, please visit their website.

To see a complete schedule of State Fair of Texas events, go here.



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