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  • Ride the OC Fair Bus from 9 locations!

    Everyone loves the OC Fair! Why not leave the driving to us by hopping onboard the OC Fair Express? The OC Fair Express provides direct bus service to and from the OC Fair from 9 convenient Orange County locations and drops you off at the Yellow Gate entrance at the fair.

    Step aboard and we’ll hand you a coupon for $3 OC Fair admission. You’ll avoid the cost and hassle of parking and save $12 on admission.  You’ll be saving so much you can afford to go to the OC Fair more than once!

    The OC Fair Express runs July 15 – August 13, at these times:
    Saturday: 11 am – 12 midnight
    Sunday: 11 am – 12 midnight

    Departure times for the last bus vary by location. Please check the schedule for your location by clicking on the city located on the OC Fair Express system map below.

    Cost to Ride

    • Senior/Disabled fare is for ages 60+ and persons with disabilities
    • Children 5 and under ride FREE with fare paying adult. Limit 3 free children per paying adult.
    • You can pay when you board with cash, or purchase ahead of time using the OC Bus Mobile App.
    • Current pass OCTA bus pass holders and valid Metrolink tickets from connecting trains are also valid on the OC Fair Express.
    • NOTE: If paying cash on board, have exact change ready. The farebox does not make change or accept bills over $10.

    Find the closest location for you

    OC Fair Express leaves from 9 convenient locations throughout Orange County.  If riding Metrolink, you can connect to our direct bus service at the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana, Irvine, or Anaheim-ARTIC Metrolink stations. Show your valid Metrolink ticket and ride the bus for free!  This interactive map will take you to location and schedule information.

    Tips for Riding  

    • Have exact fare ready. To speed things up, try to use dollar bills instead of coins. Remember the farebox does not make change or accept bills over $10.
    • When traveling to the fair, you can purchase a round-trip bus pass for only $4. Then you simply swipe your pass in the farebox on your trip home from the fair.
    • Always board through the front door. All OCTA buses are accessible to persons with disabilities.
    • No smoking, eating or drinking on the bus.
    • Arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes early. When leaving the fair, make sure you are at the bus stop 10 minutes before the last bus departs.

    New OC Fair Entrance Rules
    All OC Fair guests will be subject to bag checks and will be required to walk through metal detectors prior to entering the OC Fair. Additionally, the following will not be allowed in the OC Fair:

    • Skateboards
    • Selfie Sticks

    The OC Fair Express is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), which provides subsidies for cleaner transportation alternatives.

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