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DART – Let's Go.

The State Fair of Texas® is Back,
and DART is Still the Best Way to Get There.
September 24 October 17, 2021

The State Fair is back and so is the best way to get there!
Sign up for email and text alerts to get the latest DART State Fair service information.

NEW! Now, pay with any contactless card or payment-enabled mobile device! Tap and go -- it's that simple! See the DART Fare Information section below for complete details.


Keeping your ride safe.


DART remains committed to doing everything possible to keep you safe by cleaning and sanitizing vehicles throughout the day using EPA-approved cleaning agents.

Also, all riders must wear a mask on DART vehicles. For your well-being, DART provides complimentary mask dispensers in case you forgot your mask. In addition, DART offers hand sanitizer on all buses and trains. Learn more ways DART is keeping you safe here.

Making your trip to the State Fair a snap.


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 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 6 p.m. daily.

  • 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 9, 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 20 through Sunday, October 17.

  • 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


Smoothing out your ride with contactless payments!


DART offers four great contactless options that make buying your pass fast, safe, and convenient:
  1. Credit or debit card: Now you can buy your DART pass with a 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!

  2. Mobile device: Using Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay, tap your payment-enabled mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus to buy your pass and start your fair adventure.

  3. 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.

  4. GoPass® Tap card: 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.

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 (Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid local, regional or reduced 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 DallasCollege.edu 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.

* Please note: UT and OU students do not qualify for reduced fares since neither university is within the DART Service Area.

For a complete list of available DART fares, click here.
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2021 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. each Friday and Saturday.

Parking gates and ticket booths open daily at 9 a.m.
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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