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visit thefair.com

Ride Pierce transit’s fair express to the blue gate parking lot!
Party big washington!

Park FREE at all three locations:

  • South Hill Mall
  • Tacoma Mall
  • Lakewood Towne Center

Ride Pierce Transit's FAIR EXPRESS!

FARES One Way Ride   All Day Pass
Adult Fare
$2.00   $5.00
Senior/Disabled
(With valid RRFP)
$1.00   $2.50
Youth Fare
(18 & under)
$1.00   $2.50


Exact Cash, ORCA Card & One Ride Tickets Accepted. Children 5 and younger ride free with a fare paying passenger. Family Fare: Up to four children (age 13 and under) may ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.

Use your ORCA Card

Your ORCA card loaded with E-purse, an All Day Pass, or a September Monthly Pass may be used to ride the Fair Express.

SHUTTLE

Pierce Transit specialized transportation is available for registered SHUTTLE customers, during normal SHUTTLE service hours. Call 253.581.8000, option 1, then option 2, one to five days in advance to schedule your trip. SHUTTLE customers will be dropped off and picked up at the Blue Gate Parking Lot.Download 2015 Fair Express Brochure

Plus, local bus service to the Fair!

Pierce Transit also has local routes that go to the Washington State Fair. Many routes have service to the South Hill Mall, Tacoma Mall or the Lakewood Towne Center with connections to the Fair Express. Check out piercetransit.org to find the route closest to you, or call 253.581.8000 if you need help planning your trip.

To assist with Puyallup’s traffic control plan, Pierce Transit does not serve stops between 7th Ave & 15th Ave on Meridian except for Blue Gate service. Affected Pierce Transit local routes are listed below.

ROUTE 4 Lakewood – South Hill
Lakewood & Parkland to South Hill Mall Transit Center
Transfer to the Fair Express at the South Hill Mall.

ROUTE 400 Downtown Tacoma – South Hill
Downtown Tacoma, Tacoma Dome Station to Puyallup Serves stops on 5th St SW, on the west side of the Washington State Fair

ROUTE 402 Meridian
Federal Way, South Hill to Puyallup Southbound bus stop: 7th & Meridian near the Gold Gate. Northbound bus stop: 3rd St SE next to Kalles Junior High School.

ROUTE 425 Puyallup Connector
South Hill Mall Transit Center to Puyallup Southbound bus stop: 7th & Meridian near the Gold Gate. Northbound bus stop: 3rd St SE next to Kalles Junior High School.

Wa Fair Map Catch the Fair Express at across from Firestone at Tacoma Mall
Park behind Target at Lakewood Towne Center
Park by south end near JCPenney

Fair Express Schedules

Tacoma Mall
From Tacoma Mall From Fair Blue Gate
Mon, Wed & Thur
9:15 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 10:30 pm

 

Friday - Sunday
9:15 am 10:00 am
9:45 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 11:00 am
10:45 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 12:00 pm
11:45 am 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 1:00 pm
12:45 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 2:00 pm
1:45 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 3:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 4:00 pm
3:45 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 5:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 6:00 pm
5:45 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 7:00 pm
6:45 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 8:00 pm
7:45 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 9:00 pm
8:45 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 10:00 pm
9:45 pm 10:30 pm
  11:00 pm
Lakewood Towne Center
From Lakewood Towne Center From Fair Blue Gate
Mon, Wed & Thur
9:15 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 10:30 pm

 

Friday - Sunday
9:15 am 10:00 am
9:45 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 11:00 am
10:45 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 12:00 pm
11:45 am 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 1:00 pm
12:45 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 2:00 pm
1:45 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 3:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 4:00 pm
3:45 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 5:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 6:00 pm
5:45 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 7:00 pm
6:45 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 8:00 pm
7:45 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 9:00 pm
8:45 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 10:00 pm
9:45 pm 10:30 pm
  11:00 pm
South Hill Mall
From South Hill Mall From Fair Blue Gate
Mon, Wed & Thur
9:15 am 10:00 am
9:45 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 11:00 am
10:45 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 12:00 pm
11:45 am 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 1:00 pm
12:45 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 2:00 pm
1:45 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 3:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 4:00 pm
3:45 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 5:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 6:00 pm
5:45 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 7:00 pm
6:45 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 8:00 pm
7:45 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 9:00 pm
8:45 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 10:00 pm
  10:30 pm

 

Friday - Sunday
9:15 am 9:45 am
9:30 am 10:00 am
9:45 am 10:15 am
10:00 am 10:30 am
10:15 am 10:45 am
10:30 am 11:00 am
10:45 am 11:15 am
11:00 am 11:30 am
11:15 am 11:45 am
11:30 am 12:00 pm
11:45 am 12:15 pm
12:00 pm 12:30 pm
12:15 pm 12:45 pm
12:30 pm 1:00 pm
12:45 pm 1:15 pm
1:00 pm 1:30 pm
1:15 pm 1:45 pm
1:30 pm 2:00 pm
1:45 pm 2:15 pm
2:00 pm 2:30 pm
2:15 pm 2:45 pm
2:30 pm 3:00 pm
2:45 pm 3:15 pm
3:00 pm 3:30 pm
3:15 pm 3:45 pm
3:30 pm 4:00 pm
3:45 pm 4:15 pm
4:00 pm 4:30 pm
4:15 pm 4:45 pm
4:30 pm 5:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:15 pm
5:00 pm 5:30 pm
5:15 pm 5:45 pm
5:30 pm 6:00 pm
5:45 pm 6:15 pm
6:00 pm 6:30 pm
6:15 pm 6:45 pm
6:30 pm 7:00 pm
6:45 pm 7:15 pm
7:00 pm 7:30 pm
7:15 pm 7:45 pm
7:30 pm 8:00 pm
7:45 pm 8:15 pm
8:00 pm 8:30 pm
8:15 pm 8:45 pm
8:30 pm 9:00 pm
8:45 pm 9:15 pm
9:00 pm 9:30 pm
9:15 pm 9:45 pm
9:30 pm 10:00 pm
9:45 pm 10:15 pm
10:00 pm 10:30 pm
10:15 pm 10:45 pm
  11:00 pm

Learn more by visiting the official site of the Washington State Fair @ www.thefair.com!

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Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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